Chelsea football club has announced that Antonio Conte, former Juventus manager and current Italian team coach will take over the reins at the club on a three year deal this summer. The club sacked Jose Mourinho in December last year after a string of poor results & appointed Guus Hiddink in a caretaker role, but have now confirmed Conte in a new statement published on their website.
‘Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Antonio Conte as First Team Head Coach’. ‘Conte, who is currently the manager of the Italy national side, has signed a three-year contract. He will begin work in London following his country’s participation in this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament.’
The 46-year-old Antonio Conte said:‘I am very excited about the prospect of working at Chelsea Football Club. I am proud to be the coach of the national team of my country and only a role as attractive as manager of Chelsea could follow that.
‘I am looking forward to meeting everyone at the club and the day-to-day challenge of competing in the Premier League. ‘Chelsea and English football are watched wherever you go, the fans are passionate and my ambition is to have more success to follow the victories I enjoyed in Italy.
‘I am happy we have made the announcement now so everything is clear and we can end the speculation. I will continue to focus on my job with the Italian national team and will reserve speaking about Chelsea again until after the Euros.