Chelsea have appointed Italy boss Antonio Conte as their new first-team head coach, starting from this summer.
The 46-year-old former Juventus boss will begin a three-year contract after his country takes part in Euro 2016.
“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,” he said.
Guus Hiddink, who replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho, will remain in charge of the Blues until the end of the season.
Anthonio Conte’s Record at Juventus
Okay, amidst all the choices Chelsea would have prefered (Guis Hiddink) to stay or better still Athletico’s Simeone to come to Stamford bridge, they settle for Conte. His record if he can reproduce it at the bridge will of course bring some Championship sense back to Chelsea.
I guess Chelsea are basically after results (who isn’t?) and if Conte can bring that back to the table – we have our new Mourinho.