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Inter appoint former Chelsea and Juventus boss Antonio Conte as new coach

Inter have appointed former Chelsea and Juventus coach Antonio Conte as their new boss, replacing Luciano Spalletti at San Siro.

Conte, 49, left Premier League side Chelsea in July 2018 after winning the Premier League and FA Cup with the London club during his two-year spell at Stamford Bridge.

Inter Chief Executive Beppe Marotta appointed Conte at Juventus and the pair enjoyed a successful spell in Turin, winning three Serie A titles and the Supercoppa Italiana twice.

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Moratta left Juventus in October 2018 and joined Inter as CEO in December that year. The 62-year-old is understood to have remained close to Conte since the former Juventus player left Turin in 2014.

"I'm sure that Antonio Conte is one of the best coaches out there," Inter President Steven Zhang told the club's website. "I'm certain that he'll help us achieve our objective and fulfil our mission, one which has always remained the same: to make this club one of the best in the world again."

"A new chapter in my life is beginning, I'm really excited," added Conte. "Through my work, I'll try to repay all of the trust that the President and directors have placed in me.

"I have chosen Inter because of the Club it is, because of the project's sound basis and how ambitious it is. Because of Inter's history. I was struck by the Club's transparency and the desire to bring Inter back to where it belongs."

After quitting the Bianconeri suddenly ahead of the 2014/2015 season, Conte took over as coach of the Italian national team following the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The former defender led the Azzurri to the 2016 UEFA European Championships where they beat Spain en-route to the quarter-finals before losing to Germany on penalties. It had been announced prior to the tournament that Conte would step down and he subsequently took the Chelsea job.

In his first season in England, Conte transformed the Blues by utilising a wing-back system, and secured the Premier League title by winning 93 points – finishing seven clear of London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

He also steered Chelsea to the FA Cup final where they were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal. The following season the Blues again reached Wembley where they overcame Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final.

Still popular figure with the club's supporters, Conte left Stamford Bridge the following month and has been waiting for his next coaching opportunity since then. 

Prior to taking the Juventus job, Conte led Arezzo, Atalanta, Siena and Bari, winning Serie B with the latter in 2009. 

Inter will begin their preparations for Conte's first season at San Siro at the International Champions Cup. They face Manchester United in Singapore, Tottenham Hotspur in London and take on Conte's old side Juventus in China. 

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