The landlord here in the Transfer Tavern has just turned on the big screen ahead of another busy day in the bar and straight away a breaking news ticker has caught his attention.
According to reports in Italy, via the BBC, Italy boss Antonio Conte will step down as the national team’s boss after Euro 2016 which takes place in the summer.
The news has alerted the Chelsea regulars who are already in the Tavern sampling an all-day breakfast, with this news practically confirming that the ex-Juventus boss will take over at Stamford Bridge in the summer.
The 46-year-old has been heavily linked with the managerial position at Chelsea, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier in the season.
Conte boasts ample experience as a club manager and guided Juve to three consecutive Serie A titles, before taking on the role of Italy boss in 2014.
Our landlord here in the Tavern knows his onions when it comes to the European football scene and he believes Conte would be a perfect appointment for the Blues, stating that his determined attitude would get a flailing Chelsea squad challenging for honours once again.
Chelsea fans, what do you make to this news? Is the announcement of Conte imminent do you think? Would he have been your choice for the role?