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Antonio Conte Signs 3 Yr Contract With Chelsea

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
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Chelsea have named Italy national coach, Antonio Conte as their next manager making him the fifth ever Italian to manage the London club.


The 46-year-old has signed a three-year contract and will take after Italy's participation in this summer's Euro 2016.

A statement on the club's website quoted Conte to have 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.’