Buffon touts Conte to succeed at Chelsea

Gianluigi Buffon has told Chelsea fans what they can expect from new manager Antonio Conte in his first season with the Stamford Bridge outfit.

Conte, who is currently on duty at Euro 2016 as Italy's manager, was announced as Guus Hiddink’s successor in March, and he will formally take over the reins with the Blues after the European Championship in France.

Buffon boasts vast experience of working with Conte having previously been under his tutelage for both club and country said that he is certain that Conte will prove to be a success in London.

"A Conte team is strong in defence and works constantly, day to day. Conte is a coach with an idea that is very simple.

"For the players he makes it very clear. He wants to play without risk in the defensive line and to exploit the opportunities to score goals when they come," Buffon told the Daily Express.

Conte will be tasked with guiding Chelsea back to a favourable Premier League finish, following a disappointing 2015/16 campaign, whereby the team finished in tenth position.

Buffon added that he doesn't think there will be any problems in the dressing room as Conte is known to be a 'strong character.'

"He is a strong character but in his personal dealings with players he is close to them, that’s important for any dressing room.

"He always has a lot of dialogue with his players and I don't think there'll be problems," Buffon concluded.

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