Next Chelsea manager expected to arrive at Stamford Bridge today

He would succeed interim boss Hiddink a few days after Euro 2016 in France concludes on 10 July.

Meanwhile, it emerged yesterday that has been granted by an Italian judge.

Conte had asked his hearing, which will examine his alleged role in the match-fixing scandal that dogged Italian football five years ago, to be moved so as not to clash with the European Championships.

His new date is 4 April and the trial should be completed within a month.

As for Chelsea, they need to reverse a 2-1 defeat from the first leg of last month’s last-16 clash in Paris.