Why Chelsea have not yet announced Enzo Maresca after two ex-Blues rejected Leicester City


The Pride of London explains the most likely reason why, at the time of writing, Chelsea Football Club has not yet announced Enzo Maresca as the Blues' new manager. Major media outlets speculated that the Italian would be confirmed at Stamford Bridge last Friday.

Meanwhile, two former CFC bosses have reportedly turned down Leicester City. This is ironic as Maresca is moving from the East Midlands club to West London. Not to mention that Chels have brought in a few stars from the Foxes in recent years. These new arrivals have been of varying quality and price.

Leicester and Chelsea met in the 2021 FA Cup Final. The Foxes emerged victorious; incidentally, it was LCFC's first triumph in the competition after around 130 years of attempts.

Two Premier League-winning midfielders had previously signed for the Blues: Danny Drinkwater and N'Golo Kante. Kante was extremely successful at both CFC and LCFC. We won't go into Drinkwater's time at the Bridge in detail here.

A big signing for the English capital club in recent times has been Ben Chilwell; the left-back was a product of Leicester City's academy. Then another defender, Wesley Fofana, joined the Blues in a high-profile deal. When he returns from his latest injury, the Frenchman will be a wonder for Chelsea if he stays fit.

There are other links, such as with Cesare Casadei, but the links are still strong today. Enzo Maresca is the latest in a long line of links between teams.

Maurizio Sarri is the first name to have rejected the call of the King Power. The man from Italy would have polarised the fans at Filbert Way as much as he did at Fulham Road.

Meanwhile, there is also speculation that Graham Potter would turn down the Foxes. The Englishman has taken the job in England if Gareth Southgate leaves the post. Potter could also consider Manchester United should that offer come his way.

Several major sports journalists or agencies have already declared that the 44-year-old has taken over as Chelsea manager, and it has also been suggested that a club announcement could then be made on Friday, May 31.

However, there is probably no need for Chels' followers to worry. There are a plethora of legal issues involved with these installations, especially if someone is in contact with a release clause. This will surely become public very soon.