Chelsea will hope Antonio Conte’s previous success with Juventus in Serie A will help them get back to the summit of English football.
It was confirmed on Monday afternoon that the 46-year-old will take over at Stamford Bridge after Euro 2016 and he has penned a three-year deal with the west Londoners.
Conte made nearly 300 league appearances for Juve before returning to manage them in 2011 and had immediate success, guiding the Old Lady to the Scudetto.
He backed that up in the next two years before leaving to coach the Italy national side after the 2014 World Cup, but it always seemed as though it would be a short stint with the Azzurri due to the lure of club football.
Conte enjoys working with players on a day-to-day basis and made it clear earlier this year that he would be leaving his current post after the France showpiece.
And the former Italy midfielder was delighted to get everything out in the open to make sure he can now focus on the task of trying to end his Italy spell with silverware.
“I am happy we have made the announcement now so everything is clear and we can end the speculation,” he told chelseafc.com.
“I will continue to focus on my job with the Italian national team and will reserve speaking about Chelsea again until after the Euros.”
Punters looking to use a free bet might fancy Conte to lead Italy to glory this summer while he will no doubt keep an eye on how Chelsea fare over the rest of the campaign.