But watching him lead Italy to an impressive 2-0 victory over Belgium in their Euro 2016 opener just got them even more excited about their new boss.
Italy may not have the stars of the past, such as Andrea Pirlo, Alessandro Del Piero, Francesco Totti and Fabio Cannavaro.
Instead, they have to rely on the likes Leonardo Bonucci, Marco Parolo, Antonio Candreva and Graziano Pelle to inspire them to glory.
But it didn’t make any difference, as Italy produced a counter attacking masterclass to beat a fancied Belgium team.
Conte was already highly rated for the work he’s done in his managerial career, including a successful spell at Juventus which saw him win three Serie A titles.
Tonight’s performance has simply got Chelsea fans even more excited to have him leading their team next term.
Here, we’ve rounded up the best reactions from supporters on Twitter:
Chelsea fans – has Italy’s performance made you more confident for next season?