Chelsea have officially confirmed Antonio Conte as their next manager after revealing the news on their official twitter account. The news came after weeks of speculation where club or Conte were unwilling to make any comments.
According to reports, Conte has agreed to a 3-year deal with Chelsea and will arrive in London following Italy’s Euro 2016 campaign.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 4, 2016
Conte had made it clear how he wants to return to club management next season and after several talks with Chelsea hierarchy, Conte has decided to pick The Blue over AC Milan, who were also following on the former Juve Chief.
Conte will be Chelsea’s fifth manager following Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Di Matteo.
Conte was thrilled on the news and spoke for the first time since being named as the next Chelsea boss.
Conte said: ‘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.
‘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.’