The former Juventus boss replaces Cesare Prandelli as coach of the national team and has signed a two year contract
has been appointed coach of the Italy
national team, the Italian football federation (FIGC) has confirmed.
45-year-old replaces Cesare Prandelli who resigned after the Azzurri
were eliminated from this summer's World Cup in Brazil and
the appointment comes just days after Carlo Tavecchio was unveiled as
the new president of the FIGC.
Conte guided Juventus to three
consecutive Serie A titles but resigned from his post in the summer and
was immediately linked to the role as national team coach.
emerged on Thursday that Conte was set to be announced as the new boss
and statement on the FIGC official website confirmed the appointment. "President
Tavecchio and Antonio Conte spoke directly by phone this morning to
complete the final aspects of the collaboration that will bind Antonio
Conte to the FIGC until July 31, 2016," the statement read.
Conte will be unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday 19 August at 11.30 CET.