Ex-Man City goalkeeper Willy Cabellero joins Leicester as assistant manager

Ex-Man City goalkeeper Willy Cabellero joins Leicester as assistant manager

The Manchester City connection at Leicester continues with former Blues goalkeeper Willy Cabellero appointed as assistant manager to Enzo Maresca.

Willy Caballero, a former goalkeeper for Manchester City, joined forces with Enzo Maresca at Leicester City to make his coaching debut.

Between 2014 and 2017, Caballero worked as City’s goalkeeper before transferring to Chelsea for four years. His most recent position was as a backup goalkeeper for Southampton for the previous 18 months.

He now assumes his first full-time coaching position as the new assistant manager of Leicester, working alongside Maresca at the Championship’s King Power Stadium.

This summer, Maresca resigned from his position as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at City, and he replaced Danny Walker, his former Blues academy assistant, as the head coach of the Foxes first team.

As Leicester tries to get back into the Premier League, Caballero now joins his staff.

Maresca has made references to adding more City players, and Callum Doyle of the Blues has been mentioned.

Soon after taking office, he stated: “One or two of them would do us nicely!” in an interview with the Telegraph.

I am quite familiar with many of the young players at City since I have worked with them at the under-23 level and have coached there this season. Top-notch athletes, but at this time it wouldn’t be appropriate to name any because the guys will be on vacation and possibly contemplating their futures.

James Maddison was traded to Spurs for £40 million, although Leicester has since acquired Conor Coady from Wolves and Harry Winks from Tottenham.

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