"I am sure that antonio conte is one of the best coaches out there," said president steven zhang. The ex-coach of chelsea FC and juventus turin is expected to help "make this club one of the best in the world again". The association did not initially provide any information about the duration of the contract.
"A new chapter in my life begins," said conte, 49. "I am very excited. Through my work, I want to repay the trust that the president and the directors have placed in me." Conte had led juventus to three and chelsea to a championship title. From 2014 to the 2016 european championship, he was italy’s national coach. At the tournament in france, his team was defeated by germany in the penalty shootout of the quarterfinals.
A day earlier, the lombards had parted ways with coach luciano spaletti after two seasons. He had twice finished fourth in the league with inter. In the champions league, however, the milanese did not make it past the group stage and were eliminated from the european league in the round of the last 16.