Chelsea are all set to complete the appointment of Italy national team coach Antonio Conte as their new manager for next season after handing him a three-year deal worth around £5m (€6.5) per year. Compared to what Jurgen Klopp is getting at Liverpool and Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho will get at City and United respectively, £5m a year for a top manager like Conte is a bargain basement prize.
Conte’s contract with Italy expires right after the Euro 2016 and he will move to England after that. Chelsea are expected to present him as their manager, at Stamford Bridge on the 14th of July.
The Blues are expected to tour the USA again this summer, so Conte’s first matches in charge of Chelsea will be in the U.S.
According to media reports in England and Italy, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich confirmed to the Chelsea players that Conte has been hired as their next manager.
Conte enjoyed great domestic success with Juventus but struggled in the Champions League, and it will be interesting to watch how he adapts to the Premier League next season.