Why Chelsea haven't announced Maresca yet as two ex-Blues reject Leicester

Hull City v Leicester City - Sky Bet Championship
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The Pride of London explain the most likely reason why Chelsea Football Club haven't announced Enzo Maresca as new Blues manager at the time of writing. Major media outlets suggested that the Italian would be confirmed on Stamford Bridge last Friday.

Meanwhile a pair of one-time CFC bosses have supposedly rejected Leicester City. This is ironic because Maresca is heading to west London from the east Midlands outfit. Not to mention Chels' taking a few stars from the Foxes over recent years. Those signings were of varying class and price tags.

Chelsea have a modern connection with Leicester City

Leicester and Chelsea met in the 2021 FA Cup Final. The Foxes came out victorious in that one; incidentally it was LCFC's maiden triumph in that competition after around 130 years of attempts.

Prior to that, two respective Premier League champion midfielders signed for the Blues: Danny Drinkwater and N'Golo Kante. Kante was ultra successful with CFC, as he was with LCFC. Let's not get into Drinkwater's spell at the Bridge.

Of late, Ben Chilwell was a huge signing at the English capital club; the leftback was an Academy product of Leicester City. Then another defender, Wesley Fofana, also joined the Blues in a big money deal. When he returns from his latest injury, if kept fit, the Frenchman will be a wonder for Chelsea.

There are other dealings, such as Cesare Casadei. But the links are firmly in place in contemporary times. Enzo Maresca is the latest in a long line of inter-team connections.

A couple of former Chelsea managers would or have declined personal opportunities to manager Leicester City

Maurizio Sarri is the first name said to have turned down the call of the King Power. The man from Italy would have been as polarising with the fan base on Filbert Way as he was on Fulham Road.

In the meantime, Graham Potter would also reject the Foxes, it is speculated. The Englishman has his heart set on the England job if Gareth Southgate leaves the position. Potter may consider Manchester United too, should that offer arise.

Enzo Maresca announcement taking a while

Multiple significant sports journalists, or companies, have actually declared that the 44-year-old has taken the managerial position at Chelsea. It was also suggested that a club announcement would then potentially occur on Friday, May 31.

Although, there is likely nothing for Chels' supporters to be concerned about. There are a plethora of legalities involved in these installations, especially when someone is under contact with a release clause. It'll surely be public very soon.