Antonio Conte has been appointed as Napoli’s new manager on a three-year contract after a disappointing title defense in the 2023-24 Serie A season.

“Napoli holds a significant place on the global stage,” Conte stated. “I am thrilled and eager to take on this role. I promise to give my all for the development of the team and the club. My dedication, along with that of my staff, will be absolute.”

Under the leadership of Aurelio de Laurentiis, Napoli had secured the league title comfortably with Luciano Spalletti the previous year. However, after Spalletti’s departure, the team struggled under Rudi Garcia, Walter Mazzarri, and Francesco Calzona, ultimately finishing 10th in the latest season.

This midtable finish means Napoli will miss out on European competition, despite Italy having the highest UEFA coefficient ranking, with eight teams participating in the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League.

Conte’s most recent managerial role was with Tottenham Hotspur, where he secured Champions League qualification in his first season. He parted ways with the club by mutual consent in March 2023 after 16 months, following a breakdown in relations at various levels.

The 54-year-old Italian coach has had a distinguished career, winning three consecutive Serie A titles with Juventus in the early 2010s, a Premier League title and FA Cup with Chelsea, and another Serie A title with Inter Milan in 2021.