The current Italy head coach, Antonio Conte is set to be announced as the next Chelsea manager. He will be the successor to Guus Hiddink, who will stay until the end of the current season.
Hiddink replaced Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by the Chelsea board earlier this season because of poor performance.
Antonio Conte has declared that it is an honor to be managing a club like Chelsea especially after having been able to lead his own country’s national team.
Conte, who won the title 3 times with Juventus, will need to rebuild a Chelsea team that has failed to retain their title and may not be playing European football next season.
The challenge for Antonio Conte will be to attract world-class players without having the lure of the Champions League.
According to some pundits, it is possible to do it provided you have a clear project to convince players.
Antonio Conte will be hoping that Roman Abramovich will provide him as much money as needed just as he was doing with Jose Mourinho. Indeed, the reconstruction work will require an injection of capital in the team and the Italy boss will be hoping that he is provided as many funds as possible.
Whilst the chances of Chelsea winning the league are are about same as England the Rugby World Cup when you look at the StanJames betting odds, Conte has the ability to bring out the best in people, so there is always a chance!
Roberto Mancini has declared that the current Italy coach may have a problem to adjust to the English game in the beginning, but it should be okay later on. He said that this is normal whenever a manager changes championship but that he will need to learn quickly if he wants to be successful at Chelsea.
Antonio Conte will not be the first Italian to manage Chelsea. The club has already been managed by Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto di Matteo in the past.
Conte will start his job as soon as his contract with Italy ends after the Euros.