Eddie NewtonAssistant Coach
Eddie Newton returned to his role as assistant coach in the summer of 2019 having previously worked in the position alongside Guus Hiddink and, most notably, Roberto Di Matteo during our Champions League-winning 2011/12 season.
He first joined Chelsea as a 13-year-old and came through the ranks to make 214 appearances for the club. His most memorable playing moment came in 1997 when he scored the second goal in our 2-0 FA Cup final victory over Middlesbrough. His playing career ended prematurely due to injury and Newton returned to Chelsea to work in our Academy.
He was assistant Under-16 coach prior to joining Di Matteo at MK Dons. They reached the League One play-offs before moving on to West Brom, whom they took into the Premier League. Newton and Di Matteo departed the Hawthorns in January 2011.
Newton rejoined the youth development staff structure in November 2012 having worked as assistant first team coach for the seven months Roberto Di Matteo was manager, playing a part in winning the FA Cup and Champions League. In his role as Chelsea’s loan player technical coach between 2016 and 2019, he worked predominantly with our players out on loan, liaising closely with them and coaching staff at their temporary clubs.