Former Juventus manager, Antonio Conte has expressed his excitement at his move to the Stamford Bridge after much speculation.
The 46 year-old Italy manager who signed a three year deal was announced as Chelsea manager to take over from Guus Hiddink following his Euro 2016 task with the Azzuris.
‘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,’ Conte told Chelsea’s official website.
‘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.’
Conte will be the fifth Italian to manage Chelsea, following on from Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Di Matteo.