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Eddie Newton appointed manager of Trabzonspor after Turkish Cup success | Football News

Newton’s side lifted the Turkish Cup on Wednesday after beating Alanyaspor 2-0

By Greg Grimes

Last Updated: 02/08/20 5:10pm

Eddie Newton left Chelsea for Turkey in February

Eddie Newton has been appointed the permanent manager of Trabzonspor after leading them to victory in the Turkish Cup final.

The former Chelsea midfielder and coach led the Turkish club to their first trophy in a decade – with a 2-0 win over Alanyaspor on Wednesday – while in charge on an interim basis.

He took charge of the last two matches following the departure of Huseyin Cimsir and has been rewarded for winning both games and lifting the cup by being named manager for the 2020/21 season.

Newton recently spoke to Sky Sports and said he was forced to look abroad for a chance at becoming a head coach with opportunities in England limited.

Speaking last week, Newton said: “I’ve been trying to become a number one for a while and just didn’t see it happening.

1:59 Former Chelsea midfielder and coach Eddie Newton says he felt there was a barrier to becoming a manager in England and has therefore gone abroad

Former Chelsea midfielder and coach Eddie Newton says he felt there was a barrier to becoming…

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