Antonio Conte confirmed as new Chelsea manager
Written by Morenike Adebayo on April 4, 2016
Chelsea have appointed Italy’s national team coach, Antonio Conte as new coach on a three-year contract ending months of speculation as he penned terms in London today.
A message on the club’s website said Conte, whose formal appointment came earlier than generally expected, will begin work in London following his country’s participation in this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament.
Chelsea have been looking for a long-term successor to Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese was sacked in December, with popular interim boss Guus Hiddink unwilling to take on the job permanently.
The forty-six-year-old expressed excitement about the prospect of working at Chelsea Football Club and says he lokks forward to the day-to-day challenge of competing in the Premier League.
The manager would be the fifth Italian to manage Chelsea, following Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Di Matteo.