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Chelsea repeat Liverpool decision just days after Michael Edwards call

Todd Boehly, Chairman of Chelsea checks their phone prior to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg match between Chelsea FC and Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge on April 18, 2023 in London, England.
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Chelsea have seemingly taken note of Liverpool's recent appointment as part of Fenway Sports Group's football restructure.

The Reds have now officially entered a new era with Arne Slot starting his role as head coach on Saturday. He will be busy preparing Liverpool for their pre-season campaign ahead of the new Premier League season.

Monday also saw Chelsea confirm the appointment of Enzo Maresca as their new manager. Maresca has moved to Stamford Bridge after just one season at Leicester City, where he guided the Foxes to promotion to the Premier League with the Championship title.

As part of Chelsea's coaching restructure, Ben Roberts has been confirmed as their new goalkeeping coach. Roberts has also been given the title of head of global goalkeeping with the London outfit.

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This job title will be familiar to Liverpool, with FSG recently confirming such an appointment last week. Hans Leitert was named as FSG's head of global goalkeeping in what is a newly-created position by Liverpool's owners/

Michael Edwards has been overseeing FSG's restructuring of operations at Anfield and beyond after being named CEO of football earlier this year. Edwards helped new sporting director Richard Hughes lead the search to appoint Slot as Liverpool's next head coach to replace Jurgen Klopp.

Leitert had previously worked as a goalkeeping scouting consultant for Liverpool in recent years and had also worked with Red Bull's football group. He will now be busy rebuilding the goalkeeping department at Anfield following the departures of John Achterburg and Jack Robinson from the AXA Training Centre.

FSG's restructuring is with a view towards moving to a multi-club model. As well as Edwards, Julian Ward has returned as technical director for FSG while Pedro Marques was recently appointed as the new director of football development.