Former Chelsea and Man City star joins Leicester as part of Enzo Maresca’s backroom staff


EX-CHELSEA and Manchester City keeper Willy Caballero has been appointed assistant manager at Leicester.

The 41-year-old left Southampton at the end of his contract after just five appearances in two seasons.


Willy Caballero has been named as assistant manager at LeicesterCredit: Getty
Enzo Maresca was appointed Leicester boss last month


Enzo Maresca was appointed Leicester boss last monthCredit: Getty

And he has now taken a position at the King Power Stadium working with head coach Enzo Maresca.

Leicester confirmed the news on Sunday morning as they bid to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Leicester’s new manager Maresca, 43, left Manchester City as one of Pep Guardiola’s assistant coaches after helping them clinch the Treble last season.

Caballero is the fifth addition to the Italian’s backroom staff following the appointments of Danny Walker, Michele De Bernardin, Marcos Alvarez and Javier Molina Caballero.

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Caballero won a League Cup during his three-season spell with Man City.

He then spent four years with Chelsea where he claimed the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League.

The Argentine left Stamford Bridge in 2021 and joined Southampton.

But he made just one appearance last season and has now begun a new chapter as a coach.


Leicester get their Championship campaign underway at home to Coventry on August 6.

It is their first season in the second tier since 2013/14.

Speaking last month about joining the club, Maresca told the club website: “I’m very excited because of the Club [I’m joining] and because we have a big season ahead of us.

“At the beginning, the target is to play in the best way we can. From there, we can build, day by day, our idea and our philosophy, and the most important thing is to try to win games.

“First of all, we’re going to give 100 per cent, absolutely, because the Club deserves this. It’s our job, our duty to do that.

“Then, as I said, day by day, step by step, absolutely we’re going to improve.”

His only past experience of being a head coach came at Parma where he was sacked after 14 games.

Meanwhile, Leicester are in the midst of a huge squad overhaul.

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Youri Tielemans, Caglar Soyuncu, Daniel Amartey, Nampalys Mendy, Ayoze Perez and Ryan Bertrand all departed when their contracts expired at the end of last season.

James Maddison has moved to Tottenham, with Harvey Barnes, Wilfred Ndidi and Timothy Castagne also being linked with moves away.

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