Italy boss Antonio Conte was appointed new Chelsea manager on Monday (4th April) and will take over the Premier League side after the European Championships.

Chelsea fans have been awaiting this announcement for quite some time now, but it is finally official, Antonio Conte will take over as the new first-team head coach.

The 46-year-old ex-Juventus boss, who is currently in charge of the Italian national team, will begin a three-year contract after his country’s participation in Euro 2016.

In his first words as Blues boss, Conte said: “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 – who won the Serie A title in each of his three years at Juve- is the fifth Italian to take charge at Stamford Bridge, following Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto di Matteo.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia highlighted Chelsea’s pleasure at having recruited Conte and the importance of announcing his arrival prior to the end of the current season.

This, Chelsea insist, will aid the club in its future planning ahead of next season.

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