Chelsea have answered every rumour about Antonio Conte’s move to the club after they confirmed the Italian will be in charge as manager for them after the Euro 2016 Championship in France.
Conte is currently the head of the Italy senior national team which the Blues have managed to tie him down to a three year deal.
Conte is the 10th Chelsea coach since Roman Abbramovic bought Chelsea in 2003 and the Italian tactician who’s contract keeps him till 2019 said this to the Club’s official website after his appointment.
“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 English 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.”
Antonio Conte is reported to have met Chelsea hierarchy on Sunday afternoon with owner Roman Abbramovic, director Maria Granovskaia, and chairman Bruce Buck where all present to finalize the deal.
Conte took Juventus to three Serie A titles before his resignation in 2014 and went unbeaten with the Italy national team through out the European qualification period with seven wins and three draws.