OFFICIAL: Ex-Chelsea coach Conte appointed as new Inter boss

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 31/05/2019

Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been appointed as a new Inter Milan coach following the departure of Luciano Spalletti.

The 49-year-old Italian returns to management having been sacked by the Europa League Champions at the end of the 2017-18 season by signing a three-year contract with Nerazzurri to replaces Spalletti after he was axed on Thursday despite delivering Champions League football with a fourth-place finish.

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Conte told Inter's official website he said: "A new chapter in my life is beginning, I'm really excited.

"Through my work, I'll try to repay all of the trust that the President and directors have placed in me. I have chosen Inter because of the Club it is, because of the project's sound basis and how ambitious it is. Because of Inter's history. I was struck by the Club's transparency and the desire to bring Inter back to where it belongs."

Inter president Steven Zhang added. "I'm sure that Antonio Conte is one of the best coaches out there.

"I'm certain that he'll help us achieve our objective and fulfil our mission, one which has always remained the same: to make this club one of the best in the world again."

Conte started his coaching career with Arezzo, Bari, Atalanta and Siena before guiding Juventus to three Serie A titles plus Premier League title and an FA Cup with Chelsea during his two years spell in Stamford Bridge.