Raheem Sterling redemption arc under the new manager?

Chelsea have announced the departure of the manager Mauricio Pochettino. However now this news has faced some backlash from fans around the world. It was a very bold decision by the Chelsea board given how the team was finally shaping up. However new managerial change can be good news for some and this includes the Englishman Raheem Sterling.

The Search for Pochettino’s Successor

There were a lot of names for the next manager of chelsea, however Enzo Maresca and Thomas Frank are now the leading candidates. Fabrizio Romano later updated with a news that Maresca is now the leading candidate. Maresca is currently the Leicester city manager and his identity suits Chelsea’s approach now of rebuilding instead of going for the established names. At only 44 years of age, Maresca has the youth approach that Chelsea are looking for.

There is a high possibility now that the deal between Chelsea and Maresca will be completed in the coming days.

Raheem Sterling: The Player Poised for a Comeback

Raheem Sterling had a hard time under Poch however this new managerial change may be a chance for him to redeem himself. Ever since he joined from Manchester City, he has failed to replicate what he did in the past hence increasing doubts about his capabilities now. Sterling failed to secure a consistent starting spot under Mauricio Pochettino and mostly other youngster were picked over him.

However, given the glimpses Sterling showed in some matches, there is a huge possibility that he can once again get to his best under an attacking managerial tactics. When Sterling was at City and under a good tactical system of Pep, he was very dangerous. Always getting double figures each season, he was one of the biggest threats for the opponents.

The Maresca Effect: A Tactical Fit

Maresca’s coaching tactics and philosophy can the perfect thing for Sterling. His game style is of possession-based football and the most important part is the off the ball movement of players. This tactical system may actually work for Sterling and we can actually see him get back to his best.

Maresca’s time at Leicester is also a testament to his brilliance. For instance, Mavididi played on the left-wing position under Mareca’s system and he was the joint top scorer for Leicester city. This clearly highlights that Mareca’s system is well suited for wingers to grow and get the best out of them potential.

One of the keen reasons for Sterling’s success at City was his partnership with Kevin De Bruyne. He could potentially recreate that partnership at Chelsea with young talent Cole Plamer. The idea of both of them combining and scoring on the pitch is an exciting prospect for Chelsea fans.

Maresca’s man management is also one thing which makes him different. He has rejuvenate careers at Leicester including Vardy’s. Harry Winks also had admiration for the manager, showcasing the positive impact Maresca has on his players.

Conclusion: A New Era for Chelsea and Sterling

Chelsea are looking for a new a manger now and the decision could have a huge impact on the existing players at the team. For Sterling, the appointment of a tactic-based manager like Maresca could be a hug boost and something he may need to revive his career. In a system which will suit him and a manager who will put his trust in him, Sterling can have the best chance to get back to his best and be a pivotal player in Chelsea’s path to success. Next few days will be very crucial for Chelsea nad also the player’s future.

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