Defender ‘surprised’ Italian decided to make big move and JOIN Chelsea!

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Former Leicester City defender Danny Simpson has admitted he was surprised that Enzo Maresca was persuaded to join Chelsea.

The Italian guided the Foxes back to the Premier League, immediately bouncing back from their relegation to the Championship, and after the Blues decided to part ways with Mauricio Pochettino – it was decided that a move to Stamford Bridge was happening.

Maresca has been at Chelsea for quite a few weeks now – but Simpson says that he was surprised to see that the Italian boss decided to make the move to Stamford Bridge – but can see why the decision was made: “It’s a bit mad to be honest, I was surprised he (Maresca) left,” he told SportsBoom.com.

“I just don’t know why you’d want to leave such a great club. He’s got them promoted as champions and he’s got everything there to be successful.

“No disrespect to Chelsea, but look at the foundations at Leicester, the training ground and the facilities. But we all know what it’s like whether you’re a player or a manager, a bigger club comes calling and you get tempted.

“However, saying that, Kieran McKenna decided to stay at Ipswich when Manchester United were meant to be interested him in.

“As a player that must be great for them, he’s showing that commitment to them. They’ll be on holiday now and it will great to have heard the manager has signed a new contract.

“But at the end of the day we just don’t know the ins-and-outs do we?”

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Leicester are a decent side – but at the end of the day – this CHELSEA move will seriously test the ability of Maresca and whether he is good enough to manage one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Some fans even believe that he will not last beyond Christmas.

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