Antonio Conte was unveiled as Chelsea manager on Thursday afternoon and, despite his broken English, one thing was loud and clear - this guy is likeable.
It's a trait that hasn't so easily been associated with Chelsea in the recent past - the levels of schadenfreude went through the roof as they and boss Jose Mourinho imploded into chaos last season - but things might just be about to change if Conte's first press conference was anything to go by.
It was easy to despise Chelsea with Mourinho. Gonna be a struggle now with Conte, decent bloke.
-- . (@alexburns1088) July 14, 2016
The 46-year-old Italian began by apologising for his English - it was still pretty good - and his humility shone through further when he was asked the obligatory question for a new Blues boss - ie) was he the new Special One?
Conte: "I'm not very good at finding a name for myself. I hope that during the season people will find a good name for me."
-- Tanvi Dawda (@tanvi_dawda) July 14, 2016
Conte was a hit at the recent Euro 2016 - where his passion off the pitch was matched by his ability to get the most out of Italy's squad - but this first meeting revealed a more relaxed side as he spoke enthusiastically about the prospect of testing himself in the Premier League.
The fact his English was not perfect - he revealed he is studying it at the moment - probably only made it easier to like him.
First impressions of Conte: He's clearly made a big effort to learn English, seems approachable and relaxed in front of media.
-- Alison Bender (@alibendertv) July 14, 2016
Antonio "The Godfather" Conte sounds like a reasonable man #CFC
-- Boardroom_Tarantino(TM) (@Mo_Medi) July 14, 2016
It's going to be really difficult to try and maintain my dislike for Chelsea next season with Conte in charge and Kante potentially joining.
-- Nick Deal (@Nicko12321) July 14, 2016
You have to appreciate Conte's humility. I loved Mourinho's arrogance but this is also a nice change of pace
-- BoardruinedCFC (@ShuntBrian) July 14, 2016
Conte has chosen his words well today.
-- Kristijan Mihajlovsk (@KristAdelMihajl) July 14, 2016
Chelsea fans were endeared too. Conte said all the things that they wanted to hear, most significantly that John Terry was staying on as captain, while he used the word "fight"... alot.
After last season's woeful title defence, Chelsea fans were lapping it up.
Conte already talking about fight and how he was involved in JT staying. Yep, I love this guy already.
-- Jon Andrews (@JonAndrews84) July 14, 2016
"The fans need to see a team who is willing to fight" - Conte.
-- Nigel H. (@Nigel_Herath) July 14, 2016
-- Ryan Ponton (@ryanponton26) July 14, 2016
I'm already feeling so positive looking at Conte.
-- Foreverblue (@ForeverBlue_07) July 14, 2016
Conte is the man for the job.
-- J. R. ERDEG ? (@lordjeezy7) July 14, 2016
Conte calling us chels?
-- Courtssss (@Courrttsssssss) July 14, 2016
-- Nicola! (@Nicola_Jade1995) July 14, 2016
And, even if his English was not perfect, he was still able to deliver a couple of quotable lines to confirm that he is a character.
Conte: 'I decided to leave the national team after our qualification in the Euros. I wanted to go back to breathe the grass... day by day.'
-- Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 14, 2016
Conte: 'The pressure for me is not important. I was born with pressure. It's the norm when you are a player or manager of a great club.'
-- Benjamin (@iam_benjy) July 14, 2016
Conte: 'I felt very emotional. Today is my first press conference. It feels incredible. I am very proud and worked very hard to get here.'
-- Okumu Evans. (@OkumuEvans370) July 14, 2016
-- Satyakin Kohli (@ImSatyakinKohli) July 14, 2016
Conte with some legendary quotes already. Buzzing
-- The Ricky Grimes (@BiodunSpeaks) July 14, 2016
In his book, Pirlo did say Conte is like a poet.
-- Kloppite ? (@THABISO_LFC) July 14, 2016