Monday June 11 2012
Ferrara won’t quit Italy U-21s

Ciro Ferrara expects to continue his adventure as Coach of the Italian Under-21 national side.

The former Juventus defender and tactician was linked with the Pescara job recently before Giovanni Stroppa was appointed.

Some stories on Monday then suggested that the Neapolitan could be a contender to replace Beppe Iachini if he left newly promoted Sampdoria.

“My future? We’ll see each other again on 15 August against Holland,” the 45-year-old stated this afternoon.

Football Italian Federation President Giancarlo Abete added: “Why wouldn’t Ferrara remain on the Azzurrini bench?”

Ferrara replaced Pierluigi Casiraghi in October 2010 after being targeted by Arrigo Sacchi, the co-ordinator of Italy’s various FIGC’s youth teams.