Antonio Conte has been confirmed as the new Coach of London club, Chelsea and the Italian will take over as the club’s new manager after Euro 2016.
The 46-year-old is currently in charge of the Italy national team and he is set for an exit after the tournament in France.
Guus Hiddink has been in temporary charge since Jose Mourinho’s exit, but he will depart in the summer to be replaced by Conte, who has signed a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
“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,” the Italian told the club’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. 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.”