Ex-assistant coach Eddie Newton says goodbye to Chelsea
Former Chelsea assistant coach Eddie Newton shared emotional farewell message following his exit to Turkish outfit Trabzonspor.
"Today I’m writing this message with mixed emotions, I’m leaving Chelsea for a new venture which leaves me in a state of sadness and excitement," the 48-year-old wrote on Instagram.
"Sadness because I’m leaving the club where I have lived most of my life, you have taught me how to become a player, a coach and a man.
"I would like to thank everyone at Chelsea the board, all the staff for your support in helping me develop over the years, also to the players and fans you have all become my second family to me and I will never forget all the great memories that we have created and shared together.
"However I have been offered a fantastic opportunity that I couldn’t turn down. Opportunities like this come very rarely and I feel it’s time that I test my self in another environment.
"Excited because of my new venture in Turkey with Trabzonspor, this is truly a club with intelligent ambition to build the club structures, not only for the immediate future but beyond, this is an exciting time for Trabzonspor."
Eddie Newton has been been a part of Frank Lampard's coaching staff before joining Trabzonspor as assistant manager.
Newton is a Chelsea academy graduate who made 214 appearances in all competitions for the Blues. In 2012, he returned to Stamford Bridge as part of Roberto Di Matteo's coaching staff.