Enzo Maresca: Leicester City set to name Manchester City assistant coach as boss


Treble-winning Manchester City assistant coach Enzo Maresca is set to be appointed Leicester City manager after agreeing terms with the Foxes.

The 43-year-old Italian could be named the new boss as early as Friday.If so, it would come six days after City’s Champions League success.

He would replace interim boss Dean Smith, who oversaw just two wins from eight games in a failed attempt to keep the Foxes in the Premier League.

Smith took the job in April following Brendan Rodgers’ dismissal after four years in charge.

Maresca’s move to the King Power Stadium would bring an end to a hugely successful year as part of Pep Guardiola’s backroom team in what was his second stint as a coach at City, having previously worked as their Under-23s boss.

He had an unsuccessful 180-day spell as Parma boss in 2021, overseeing just four wins from 13 games after they were relegated from Serie A.

Leicester are back in the Championship for the first time in ten years after a disastrous campaign that saw them finish 18th in the table with just nine Premier League wins.

Relegation brought a miserable end to a decade of unparalleled success for the club.

After promotion as Championship title winners in 2014, the Foxes went on to become unlikely Premier League champions two years later before then going on to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, win the FA Cup and reach the semi-finals of a European competition for the first time in 2022.

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