Antonio Conte Officially Named New Chelsea Manager on 3-Year Contract

Rory MarsdenFeatured Columnist

Italy's coach Antonio Conte talks on his mobile phone before the start of the final draw of the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament in Paris on December 12, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP / LIONEL BONAVENTURE        (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Italy boss Antonio Conte has been named the new manager of Chelsea, where he will replace interim boss Guus Hiddink at the end of the season. 

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Chelsea Confirm Conte Deal

Monday, April 4

The Blues revealed the Italian will take the reins at Stamford Bridge after his Euro 2016 duties with the Azzurri are complete. His contract is scheduled to run for three years.

Conte Contract Details Revealed

Thursday, March 3

Conte "is expected to earn £4.6m a year in a three-year deal," noted Bellshaw.

Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail had reported on Feb. 25 that Conte was hoping for "
£6 million per season." 

Italian Boss Has Form for Reviving a Big Club

The 46-year-old certainly has the credentials to excel at Chelsea having won three consecutive Serie A titles from 2012-14 when in charge at Juventus.

Prior to his installation as manager at Juve in May 2011, the Old Lady had not won the Scudetto since 2003, and Conte is widely credited with returning the Turin giants to their former glory following the Calciopoli scandal.

In a far less drastic sense, Chelsea need rebuilding having fallen spectacularly down the Premier League table following their title-winning campaign in 2014-15.