Enzo Maresca, Guardiola’s assistant at Man City, Is Leicester City’s New Manager


Former Manchester City assistant manager, Enzo Maresca, 43, is Leicester City new manager.

Maresca will be at the Leciester City dugout in what could be seen as a leap in his managerial career after helping Pep Guardiola secure a historic treble with Manchester City.

Maresca has served on assistant capacities at various clubs, including a one-time first team manager role at Parma in Serie B before the Leicester City job.

Speaking 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.”

Enzo Maresca will replace Dean Smith as Leicester City manager after the latter failed to rescue the Foxes from relegation after a short spell that saw him took charge of 8 last Premier League games.

Enzo Maresca is Leicester City new manager

Other high-profile managers were linked to the Leicester City job. Former Chelsea manager Graham Potter was linked to the job including former Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

England football veteran and former Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard also made the shortlist of potential replacements for Dean Smith but Maresca is said to have impressed Leicester City during interview, overtaking others to land the job.

Maresca will face a huge task of bringing Leicester City back to the Premier League. He was sacked at Parma after just fourteen games. Also, some top shots in Leicester City squad are set to leave the club with their contracts expiring this summer. A summer overhaul is also expected as the Foxes prepare for the 2023/24 Championships season.

Youri Tielemans, Nampalys, Perez, Caglar Soyuncu, Amartey, Nampalys will all leave the club this summer.

The likes of Ndidi and Maddison, are also linked to summer exits.

Vincenzo Enzo Maresca

Vincenzo Enzo Maresca is a professional football manager and former footballer from Italy. Currently Leicester City manager, Maresca had a great 19-year career as a footballer, playing as a midfielder for big clubs in Spain, Italy, England, and Greece.

He played for Juventus, Bologna, Palermo, Hellas Verona, Sampdoria, Piacenza, and Fiorentina in Serie A.

In La Liga, Maresca had spells with Sevilla and Malaga. He also played for Olympiacos in Greece and West Bromwich Albion in England. He won domestic trophies with Juventus and Sevilla .

Despite a great career with some of the biggest clubs in Europe, Maresca did not make an appearance for Italy senor national team but played at all youth levels.

Enzo Maresca managerial career

Enzo Maresca started his managerial career with Ascoli in 2017 before joining his former club, Sevilla as assistant manager same year.

Enzo Maresca
Enzo Maresca (right) with Pep Guardiola (left)

After a year at Sevilla, he joined Premier League club West Ham United as assistant manager. A year into the role, Manchester City poached Maresca as manager for their Elite Development Squad.

He tarried on the role for a year and won the Premier League 2 with the squad. In 2021, Maresca landed his first job as a club first team manager as he returned to Italy to coach Serie B side Parma.

He failed to lead the team to the promotion spot and was sacked on the role in November, 2021. He returned to Manchester City again but as one of Pep Guardiola’s assistant managers in 2022.

Enzo Maresca is now hired as Leicester City manager and will hope to bring the Foxes back to the Premier League next season as they brace for a campaign in England’s second-tier.


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