Chelsea appoint Antonio Conte as new manager

Current Italy manager, Antonio Conte has signed a 3 year deal to become Chelsea’s new manager starting next season. He will replace current interim manager Guus Hiddink who took over after the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier this season. Conte will begin his reigns after the 2016 Euros which begins in June.

“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”.

Conte who started his managerial career back in 2006 where he was manager at Arezzo in the Serie B before stints at AS Bari, Atalanta and Siena. He became manager of Juventus in 2011 and guiding them to 3 Serie A titles in a row from 2011-12 to 2013-14. He then resigned after winning their third league title and took over as manager of the Italy national team.

The club and fans will expect Conte to bring immediate success given the credentials he has and the success he has brought to a big club like Juventus. However, this is a fantastic signing by Chelsea and he is the man to bring Chelsea back to the top of English football.


— The Sportsman


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