Atalanta have decided to appoint Antonio Conte to replace Angelo Gregucci after the Bergamo outfit suffered their fourth defeat in four Serie A outings on Sunday.
Conte, who guided Bari to promotion before stepping down in the close season, was strongly tipped to land the Juventus hot-seat before it went to Ciro Ferrara.
Now the Juve legend has accepted the chance to replace Gregucci, who only left Vicenza in the summer to take charge from Gigi Del Neri.
Whilst Gregucci's exit was widely expected following the 4-1 defeat at Bari at the weekend, Conte's arrival is something of a surprise with Daniele Arrigoni and Mario Beretta tipped as the most likely candidates to take on the role.
Atalanta sit bottom of Serie A and welcome Catania on Wednesday night before travelling to Chievo on Sunday.