It has been confirmed by Chelsea that Antonio Conte will take over the club, with the Italian finally signing a contract.
Conte ended months of speculation after signing a three-year contract with the club, but will take over after the Euro 2016.
Chelsea have been looking for a long-term successor to Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese was sacked in December, with popular interim boss Guus Hiddink unwilling to take on the job permanently.
“I am very excited about the prospect of working at Chelsea,” Conte told the club’s official website. “I am proud to be the coach of the national team of my country and only a role as attractive as manager of Chelsea could follow that.
“I am looking forward to meeting everyone at the club and the day-to-day challenge of competing in the Premier League.
“Chelsea and English football are watched wherever you go, the fans are passionate and my ambition is to have more success to follow the victories I enjoyed in Italy.
“I am happy we have made the announcement now so everything is clear and we can end the speculation. I will continue to focus on my job with the Italian national team and will reserve speaking about Chelsea again until after the Euros.”
The Blues are unbeaten in the Premier League since Hiddink took over – their 15-game streak is the longest undefeated run in the division this season – and still have a slim chance of qualifying for Europe.