EPL: New Chelsea manager, Maresca demands culture change at Stamford Bridge

New Chelsea manager, Enzo Maresca, is determined to enforce a culture change at the Premier League club.

Maresca wants to introduce more aggression into the team to turn around the fortunes.

The Blues languished in mid-table for the majority of the campaign before a late charge under former manager Mauricio Pochettino secured sixth place and qualification for the Europa Conference League.

Maresca, 44, guided Leicester City to promotion to the English top flight in his first season in charge.

“In this moment, when you join a club you try to analyse what the club and team needs to improve and do the right things,” Maresca told his first news conference on Monday.

“For me, it’s clear we need to create as soon as possible the right mentality and culture, a culture the fans can be proud of.

“We are going to try to be an aggressive team on the ball and off the ball and we need to create this connection between the fans and the club, especially at home.”

Maresca is Chelsea’s seventh Italian manager and is aiming to follow compatriots Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte and Roberto Di Matteo who won six major trophies between them at the London club.

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