Chelsea have confirmed the complexion of Antonio Conte’s backroom team as he begins his Stamford Bridge career.
The 46-year-old was confirmed as the new Blues manager in April but he was unable to take immediate control of the club.
He was still manager of Italy and had to lead out his country at Euro 2016 in his last act as head coach of the national side.
Former Juventus boss Conte had been in discussions with Chelsea chiefs for weeks before he put pen to paper on his lucrative deal.
Much of the wrangling in the negotiations centred around the staff the Italian wanted to install at the Bridge as part of his rebuilding project.
He has already overseen his first couple of Blues games on the club’s pre-season tour of Austria but only now have the identities of his subordinates has been revealed.
Conte will be joined by three assistants with new faces Angelo Alessio and his brother Gianluca Conte joining existing coach Steve Holland on the bench.
Alessio coached the Napoli youth teams, then Imolese, Massese and Spal, before teaming up with Conte at Siena in 2010.
From there their partnership continued at Juve, the national team and now west London with the Blues.
Conte’s younger brother, Gianluca was also a youth player at Lecce like Antonio and is likely to focus on analysing Premier League opponents.
Chelsea will operate under Conte with three fitness coaches in Paolo Bertelli, Julio Tous and Chris Jones.
Bertelli and Tous worked with the new manager as part of the Italian national team while Jones, like Holland, was already part of the furniture.
New assistant fitness coach Costantino Coratti also arrives from the Azzurri setup.
The future of Christophe Lollichon, who reportedly fell out with Thibaut Courtois, is now in major doubt with the goalkeeping coach seemingly out of the picture.
Gianluca Spinelli has been appointed to that position under Conte and will be assisted by former backup shot-stopper Henrique Hilario.
Carlo Cudicini, who has been with the group in Austria, will be taking up a position as a club ambassador as well as assisting the boss.
Tiberio Ancora will act as a consultant personal trainer and nutritionist to complete the new-look line-up.
Conte and his staff are due to jet off to the USA this weekend to continue their preparations for their debut campaign.