Growing up watching Chelsea play allows you to create connections and bonds with the players.
I am getting to a stage where such players are now becoming coaches, Frank Lampard being one of them.
Lampard was and always will be a Chelsea legend and a firm fan favourite, as will the likes of John Terry and Ashley Cole, who are both also in coaching roles now.
But one player from the 90’s era that perhaps isn’t talked about in the same way as the aforementioned legends, is former midfielder Eddie Newton.
Newton has just landed a head coaching role at Trabzonspor over in Turkey and Chelsea fans were pleased to see him take up his new adventure in the footballing world.
Newton was the Chelsea assistant coach in 2012 when the Blues pulled off their biggest triumph to date winning the Champions League.
And one day, Newton says he would jump at a chance to manage the club.
As reported by The Daily Mail, in response to such a question, Newton said:
“Everyone knows where my heart is, I love Chelsea and I’m not going to deny that.
“It would be foolhardy to say I’m not. I wouldn’t close myself off. If they came then great but we’ll see. I am open to all offers.
“Why wouldn’t you want to work in the Premier League? You want to work against the best.
“I wanted to play against the best when I was a player and it’s the same as a manager.
“It’s arguably the best league in the world and some of the best coaches in the world are operating in the Premier League.”