Antonio Conte's rousing Juventus team talk will excite Chelsea fans

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Antonio Conte has been named as Chelsea boss this afternoon - and so the search to find out more about the Italian has begun.

The former Juventus boss will take over at Stamford Bridge after Euro 2016 this summer once Italy's participation is over after being handed a three-year contract.

"Everything is clear and we can end the speculation," Conte said in a statement on Chelsea's website. "I will continue to focus on my job with the Italian national team and will reserve speaking about Chelsea again until after the Euros."

Conte, who guided Juve to three successive Serie A titles between 2011 and 2014, is known as a hard taskmaster, who will be charged with instilling some discipline in west London after a listless season, which started poorly under Jose Mourinho and has only slightly improved after he was replaced with interim boss Guus Hiddink.

The 46-year-old's reputation for being a disciplinarian was revealed by Pirlo, who once said of his former boss: "There's a beast in him. A dressing room when he is angry is one of the most dangerous places you can be"

His intensity can certainly be seen in this video, of him giving a team talk during his time at Juventus, which has surfaced in the aftermath of his appointment at Chelsea.

Conte is addressing his players during a training session and warning against complacency setting in. You can certainly sense his intensity in the clip, which you can check out above.

It's not all good news for the new Chelsea boss today however; the preliminary hearing over his match-fixing case is due to begin in Cremona, Italy. 

The Italy boss has been accused of sports fraud dating back to his time with Siena, which he has stringently denied. The case relates to Siena's 1-0 win at Albinoleffe in May 2011. He served a four-month ban while with Juventus.

He'll be hoping to have the case over and done with before the European Championships get under way, and certainly by the time he takes over at Chelsea.


The Blues have plenty of problems of their own that he needs to address, chief of which is discovering the issue behind Eden Hazard's lack of form this season. The Belgian has failed to score in the Premier League this season and has been linked with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Thibaut Courtois has also been linked with a move away from west London, as has Diego Costa, while Loic Remy, Alexandre Pato and John Terry are also expected to depart.

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