Former Juventus boss Antonio Conte was named as Chelsea's new manager on Monday after the reigning Premier League champions announced he had signed a three-year deal that will start following Euro 2016.

The 46-year-old Italian is presently the head coach of Italy, will take up Chelsea's appointment after the June 10-July 10 European Championship in France to replace  interim manager Guus Hiddink.

Conte took over the Italian national team in August 2014 and secured their qualification for the European Championship.

"I am happy we have made the announcement now so everything is clear and we can end the speculation," said Conte, first tipped as a successor to interim manager Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge last month, in a statement on Chelsea's website.

"I will continue to focus on my job with the Italian national team and will reserve speaking about Chelsea again until after the Euros.

He will be the fifth Italian to manage Chelsea, following on from Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Di Matteo

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