The saga is finally over, as after months of rumours and reports Chelsea finally announced Antonio Conte as their next manager yesterday, with the Italian boss taking charge at Stamford Bridge after this summer’s European Championships.
It’s a gutsy call from Chelsea, who have had their fair share of Italian managers in the past with mixed success, and Conte’s lack of experience in English football could cause problems. However, there’s one way the 46-year-old can help himself settle.
With the former Juventus boss now managing Italy’s national team, Conte has a vast knowledge of the nation and the footballers plying their trade there. As such, moving for Italian internationals that he’s worked with in recent years could hand Chelsea a timely boost.
Chelsea will see many things change at Stamford Bridge this summer and signing Italian internationals would certainly help to ensure a smooth transition, so we’ve identified five players he should definitely have on his shopping list!
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