Carlo Cudicini given role on the Chelsea coaching staff
Last Updated: 22/07/16 8:14pm
New Chelsea first team head coach Antonio Conte has confirmed his backroom staff ahead of the pre-season trip to America on Sunday.
And former Blues goalkeepers Carlo Cudicini and Henrique Hilario both have roles in the new-look set-up.
The Italian boss has named three assistant coaches in the form of Angelo Alessio, Gianluca Conte and Steve Holland.
Alessio was a team mate of Conte's when they were players and the duo have subsequently worked together at Juventus and with the Italy team, while Gianluca Conte is the new head coach's younger brother and has worked as an analyst with him at Bari, Juventus and the Italian national team.
Steve Holland has been working with the Chelsea first team since 2011 and briefly stepped in as caretaker boss last season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
Fitness coaches Paolo Bertelli and Julio Tous arrive at Stamford Bridge, having worked alongside Conte with Italy, and they will join Chris Jones, who has worked with the Chelsea squad since 2009.
Tous will also act as a performance analyst and there are also places on the staff for Costantino Coratti (assistant fitness coach), Gianluca Spinelli (goalkeeper coach) and Tiberio Ancora (consultant personal trainer/nutritionist).
There are also positions for a pair of former Blues in Hilario (assistant goalkeeping coach) and Cudicini, who will continue to act as a club ambassador, but will also now become an assistant to the first team head coach.
Conte secured his first win as head coach when Chelsea beat Austrian side RZ Pellets WAC on Wednesday and the Blues are heading to the States this weekend ahead of next week's International Champions Cup clash with Liverpool.