On Monday, Chelsea announced that Antonio Conte will take over the reigns at Stamford Bridge. He will be the fifth Italian to manage the Blues, following on from Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Di Matteo.
When the news got out, Twitter welcomed the 46-year-old to Stamford Bridge:
Get us some Serie A players who have balls @Conte
— Mourinholic (@Mourinholic) 4 april 2016
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) 4 april 2016
Just a reminder to Chelsea fans. If Conte brings on a keeper for a penalty shoot-out in the Euros, it doesn’t mean good things will happen.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) 4 april 2016
Antonio Conte. Welcome Boss!
— Idiosyncrasy (@Mon_keyAwaaz) 4 april 2016
Conte looks like some Russian “drug lord” 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/4VAvSoFO9M
— Original 2.0 (@ThaBoyQuophi_) 4 april 2016
Love italian football, and the fact that Conte plays attacking football, with 2 forwards!
— Matt Spencer (@MattSpenc99) 4 april 2016
I like Conte for Chelsea, his passion will make him a fan favorite quickly. Wasn’t the best option out there, but I can get behind him.
— Jon Hamilton (@JmHam35) 4 april 2016
— أفنان ع المسيليـم (@Afnanalmsaileem) 4 april 2016
If Conte achieves what our last Italian manager achieved then I’ll be more than happy.
— David Burns (@burnsieboy65) 4 april 2016
Look where Paul Pogba is now. Conte bought him and developed him. Fantastic management, and his record speaks for itself. #cfc
— Guy Routledge (@GuyRoutledge1) 4 april 2016
Our past Italian managers RDM, Raineri and Ancelotti have all done great for Chelsea. Hopefully, Conte’s story won’t be any different.
— Don Pablo (@BeardedRentboy) 4 april 2016
Conte apparently is a no nonsense type of manager…can think of a couple of our little darlings that will want out before he comes #CFC
— Mike Pearce (@MrMikePearce) 4 april 2016
I am so excited to see Conte in charge. I have a good feeling about next season.
— Lucas Chives (@trxnsgression) 4 april 2016
Conte a good match for Chelsea, on the face of it. Will have to transfer his style to suit the PL, but has bags of relevant experience.
— Dan Levene (@danlevene) 4 april 2016
Conte appointment means Chelsea will be organised and highly motivated next season, which will be a considerable improvement
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) 4 april 2016