Lega Serie B President Andrea Abodi said the new Italy Coach “needs to have a strong character.”
The other candidates are believed to be Roberto Mancini, Francesco Guidolin and Alberto Zaccheroni.
“Who do I prefer between Conte, Mancini, Guidolin and Zaccheroni? Each of us has their favourite,” Abodi told Sky Sport Italia.
“The new Italy Coach needs to be someone with a strong character, capable of leading an all-Italian group of players and also to confront and collaborate with his colleagues.”
Tavecchio said a decision on the heir to Cesare Prandelli should be made by Monday.