Antonio Conte wowed the world’s media on Thursday afternoon as he was officially unveiled as Chelsea’s new head coach.
The Italian comes to west London with a big reputation after leading his country admirably at the European Championships in France this summer.
Dozens of camera crews and nearly 100 journalists packed out the Harris Suite at Stamford Bridge for their first encounter with the new boss.
He kept the media captivated with his charm and charisma and gave us a clear insight into what we can expect from him at Chelsea next summer.
Conte discussed the club’s captaincy, transfers, tactics, his vision for the future and the dynamics of what looks set to be the most exciting Premier League in years.
Here’s a look at five key questions faced by the Blues boss as the Conte era began in considerable style at the Bridge.
Will he be employing his 3-5-2 system?
Conte: “That's fantastic, this question... Usually, when I arrive in a new team, I value [evaluate]... I search to find the right positions for the players.
“When I was in Italy I liked to say, no, that the manager, the coach is like a tailor. A tailor who must build a dress, the best dress for the team.
“You have to respect their characteristics: the talent of the players. Then you decide.
“In the past, I started my season with the other teams with one idea of football, and then I changed because I saw that these players, or the system of play for these players wasn't good.
“Three at the back, four at the back... it's not important. What's important for us is the right spirit for the team.”
What will he be working on in training?
Conte: “To give good training on the tactical and physical aspects... I think I can improve a lot, my players.
“It's important, I repeat, that there must be a great [empathy?] and I'm sure we can improve a lot through the work.
“We started to work under different aspects. I think that every manager has his own method, his own philosophy of football and idea of football.
“I want to transfer my idea to the players, my methods. I think that it's important to work under different aspects, tactical, technical and physical aspects.
“And on their mentality to become strong and help us in terms of the difficulty in training sessions and in games.
“It's important also that you must have players who give you a great ability to bring your idea of football and your methods.”
Will John Terry remain as captain?
Conte: “Yes. John Terry is the captain of Chelsea. When he plays, when he doesn't play... you are always the captain. Always.
“John Terry signed a contract as a player, not as a different role. He is a captain of this team. He is a great player with a great personality, with great charisma.
“I like to speak with him because I know that he knows the club, the right spirit to play in this club. For me, he's an important player like the other players, also.
“All the players know that I'll see the pitch during the training sessions to choose my starting XI. When a player deserves to play, with me, he'll play.”
How will transfers work at Chelsea this year?
Conte: “I prefer to speak always with my club. To take the decision together about some players, adapt our idea of football.
“It's important to understand this: not to take the champions only because they are champions.
“We must take a player who can adapt to our idea of football, to our philosophy.
“It's not right to say the names, no, because these players are now at other teams. I don't like that other managers or other clubs speak about my players.
“I'm very happy that Batshuayi joined us and I know the club bought a great player for the present and for the future.
“Yeah, absolutely (I expect him to adapt). He's a young player but very strong, with good technique. He uses two feet. Great technique. Great talent.”
Can Chelsea win back the Premier League?
Conte: “The pressure, for me, is not important. I was born with pressure. The pressure is not important for me. It's normal, no?
“ When you are a player, a footballer, or a manager of a great club like Chelsea, you must play to win. To win. To win the title. Or to fight and, at the end, to compete with the other teams to win the title and reach your targets.
“I know that this league is very, very difficult because there are six or seven teams who can win the title. For this reason, this situation is very, yeah, exciting for me. It excites me, this situation.
“We know that, this year, it won't be easy for us because if we think about the last season and 10 position... Last season was a bad season, yes? We all know that: the players, the club.
“But we must think about the present, about working very hard, every day, every week, every month towards something important for the club and the fans.”
Are the Jose Mourinho comparisons fair?
Conte: “There are certain managers who are winners. On that I would agree with you.
“Regardless of the job they do, some coaches have a winning mentality besides their working methods and philosophies.
“There are winners in football, but not everyone has that in them. Those who do are, indeed, special.
“I'm not very good to find a different name [to the Special One] for me. I'm not very good (at that).
“I hope that, during the season, I'll leave you this opportunity to find a new name for me. I hope to be a good name, not a bad name.”