Thursday August 14 2014
Official: Conte hired as Italy Coach

The FIGC have confirmed that Antonio Conte has been hired as the new Coach of Italy on a two-year contract.

It had been widely reported this afternoon and evening that the former Juventus boss had agreed terms to take over from Cesare Prandelli, and now Italian football’s governing body have made the news official.

New FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio spoke to Conte this morning by telephone to finalise the details of the new CT’s contract, which will run until 31 July 2016.

The deal, which will see Conte earn wages of over €2m a year, will also include bonuses for Euro 2016 qualification, improving the Azzurri’s FIFA World Ranking by five or more places and reaching the final of the tournament in France in two years’ time.

Conte is set to be officially presented to the media as the new Azzurri boss at a Press conference next Tuesday morning in Rome.

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