BREAKING: Finally, Chelsea Appoints A New Coach For Next Season

Chelsea FC today announced the appointment of former Italy coach, Antonio Conte as the new coach that would take over from interim coach Guus Hiddink.

Conte, who is currently the manager of the Italian national side, has signed a three-year contract, the club announced. He will begin work in London after the completion of this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament where he would be coaching Italy.

The 46-year-old 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. I will continue to focus on my job with the Italian national team and will reserve speaking about Chelsea again until after the Euros."

Conte’s last stint in Club football management was his three years in charge of Juventus between 2011 and 2014 which yielded three straight Serie A titles.

Chelsea Director Marina Granovskaia said: "We are very pleased to have recruited one of the most highly regarded managers in world football and we are equally pleased to do so before the end of the current season. This aids our future planning.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Guus Hiddink, who has done a great job since he joined us in December."

Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck added: "Antonio Conte has a record of consistent success in his career as a manager and as a player. We look forward to welcoming him to Stamford Bridge and are confident he will find all he needs to maintain that high standard of achievement."