Chelsea set to sign Bernardo Cueva from Brentford

Premier League giants Chelsea are all set to acquire the services of Brentford’s key backroom staff member Bernardo Cueva.

According to a report from The Standard, Bernardo Cueva is all set to join Chelsea ahead of next season. Brentford has confirmed his departure from the club, and he is now preparing himself to start a new set-piece department at the London club.

Cueva joined Brentford back in the summer of 2020. He played a key role in their promotion to the Premier League and has helped them stay in the English top flight over the years. The 36-year-old tactical statistician has done wonders for them. He has helped them significantly improve their set-piece work.

His contribution has not gone unnoticed, and it has resulted in a lot of interest in him. Chelsea, who are looking to establish coaching departments for all areas of the game, have managed to convince Cueva about a move to Stamford Bridge.

Bernardo Cueva leaving Brentford

Brentford’s director of football Phil Giles has already confirmed the analyst’s departure from the club. He was grateful to Cueva for the work he has done at the club and has wished him the best for his future endeavours.

Giles said, “Bernardo has done a fantastic job for us over the last four seasons. His first season ended with promotion to the Premier League, and he has played a key role in us now achieving four successive Premier League seasons.

“Part of Bernardo’s role relates to our set-piece strategies, and this is an area I think everyone at the club can be proud about. He leaves with the blessing and best wishes of everyone at Brentford.”

The 36-year-old is all set to take up an important role at Chelsea. He will help them set up a set-piece department and is going to be one of their biggest backroom appointments having already added Brighton’s head of recruitment Sam Jewell, Swansea’s head of football operations Josh Marsh and former FA culture consultant Owen Eastwood to their ranks.

Bernardo Cueva’s move to Chelsea

While Chelsea already have set-piece coaches, their manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that the former Brentford staff will help them set up a department and his arrival will only help them prepare better for the challenges that lie ahead.

Pochettino said: “We have an amazing department of analysis and set-piece coaches, two set-piece coaches. We already work with set-piece coaches. Of course, the club wants to create a global area of set-pieces to reinforce the already settled area in which two people work.”

The Blues are looking to reinforce all areas of their coaching department and Pochettino feels people who come here to share their knowledge and help them improve are always welcome. Given the kind of work Cueva has done during his time at Brentford, his arrival will surely make them a lot more threatening from set-pieces.

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