There are surprise suggestions that Juventus Coach Antonio Conte could be appointed part-time Italy Coach.
According to Sky Sport Italia, the Federation is considering a revolutionary approach after Cesare Prandelli’s resignation.
As Euro 2016 qualifiers begin in September and a new Coach is not expected to be put in place until August, the Azzurri risk going into those first games without a manager.
Conte or Carlo Ancelotti would be the ideal choices, but they don’t wish to leave Juventus or Real Madrid respectively.
Therefore this ‘part-time’ option would allow Conte to continue working with Juve, but also lead Italy through qualifying.
Conte has taken Juve to three consecutive Scudetto titles in Serie A, something the club hadn't achieved since the 1930s.
There are few options for the permanent job, including fired Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri, Roberto Mancini, Luciano Spalletti, Alberto Zaccheroni and recently-retired Francesco Guidolin.