Chelsea Confirm Antonio Conte As New Head Coach


Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte

Chelsea have appointed Italy boss Antonio Conte as their new first-team head coach, starting from this summer, reports BBC Sport.

The 46-year-old ex-Juventus boss will begin a three-year contract after his country takes part in Euro 2016.

 “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,” he said.

Conte is the fifth Italian to manage Chelsea, following Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto di Matteo.

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“We are very pleased to have recruited one of the most highly regarded managers in world football,” said Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia.

“We are equally pleased to do so before the end of the current season. This aids our future planning.”