Chelsea have announced the appointment of Antonio Conte as their new manager on Monday.
The 43-year-old was a leading candidate to replace Jose Mourinho who was sacked last December following a series of poor results.
He becomes the 10th managerial appointment in the Roman Abramovich era despite the former Juventus manager facing match-fixing charges back in his homeland, Italy.
Conte signed a three-year deal with the West London club worth £4.75 million and is now tasked to restore the Premier League Champions to its glory days.
“I am looking forward to meeting everyone at the club and the day-to-day challenge of competing in the Premier League.” Conte said after his appointment.
“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.”