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    Chelsea Football Club has tapped the head coach of the Italian national team, Antonio Conte, to be head coach of the English team; he will take the position on July 14.

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho looks dejected
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Antonio Conte, the head coach of the Italian national team, will be introduced as the head coach of the London-based football club Chelsea on July 14, media reported.

    Last month Chelsea's interim manager Guus Hiddink announced he would not stay at his post beyond the end of the 2015/2016 season, and reports emerged in the media that Conte was considering the possibility of becoming Chelsea's manager. Owner of Chelsea Roman Abramovich and Conte are expected to agree on the details of a three-year contract later this week.

    The Italian manager would take over Chelsea after leading his national team in Euro 2016, which ends on July 10, the Italian portal Sports Mediaset reported on Sunday.

    In December, Chelsea FC announced that the club and its then-manager, Jose Mourinho, would part ways in light of the team's weak performance this season.

    When Mourinho was dismissed, Hiddink, an outstanding Dutch football manager who headed Chelsea in 2009, became the club's interim manager.

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