Chelsea announce Antonio Conte as next head coach

Chelsea have announced the appointment of current Italian head coach Antonio Conte as their new manager.

Conte has been linked with the Blues for a while to take over from interim coach Guus Hiddink.He joins the club on a three year deal.

Speaking on joining Chelsea, Conte told the official club website ‘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 will take over the reins at Chelsea after the Euros.

“I will continue to focus on my job with the Italian national team and will reserve speaking about Chelsea again until after the Euros he added.

Conte lead Juventus to three Serie A titles between 2011 and 2014.

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