Date: 4th April 2016 at 12:50pm
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Chelsea have confirmed that they have appointed Antonio Conte as their new manager on a three-year deal, with the Italian taking the reins at Stamford Bridge once he has led Italy at Euro 2016 this summer.

Conte showed his credentials as a head coach when he led Juventus to three successive Serie A titles between 2011 and 2014, with the first of those ending an eight-year drought for the giants from Turin.

The 46-year-old then took charge of his country in 2014, and qualified for the tournament in France in June with an unbeaten record in the 10 matches.

The Blues were looking for a new full-time boss following the sacking of Jose Mourinho in December after a disastrous start to the season for the Premier League holders, with Guus Hiddink taking temporary charge until the end of the campaign.

The west London outfit are unbeaten under the Dutchman in the league, but will end the season without a trophy after being knocked out of the Champions League by PSG at the last-16 stage, while they are sitting 10th in the Premier League standings with seven matches left to play.

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