London, Apr.4 (ANI): Former Juventus midfielder Antonio Conte has been appointed as the new Chelsea manager after reportedly signing a three-year deal of worth 15 million pounds with the Stamford Bridge club.
The 46-year-old, who is currently in charge of Italy, had already announced his decision to step down from the post of national team’s manager.
Jubilant with the appointment, Conte insisted that he was extremely excited about the prospect of working in Chelsea, saying that the role of managing the new club is as attractive as coaching the national team of his country, the Guardian reported.
He also expressed his desire to add more trophies in Chelsea’s shelf than what he had achieved in Italy,adding that he was looking forward to the challenge of competing in the Premier League.
With the appointment, Conte has become fifth Italian to manage Chelsea after Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Di Matteo.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said that the club were pleased to have one of the most highly regarded managers in world and also thanked interim manager Guus Hiddink for doing great job.
Conte would join at Stamford Bridge along with his long-term assistants, Angelo Alessio and Massimo Carrera, after helming Italy’s Euro campaign 2016.
Earlier, Chelsea had appointed former Netherlands boss Guus Hiddink as the interim manager until the end of the season after sacking Jose Mourinho due to the club’s repeated poor performances. (ANI)