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Giampiero Ventura will reportedly be paid €866,000 after his Italy sacking, but in instalments in case he takes a club job.
After Italy officially confirmed the sacking of Giampiero Ventura, Football Italia takes a look at the potential candidates to replace him.
The FIGC has officially confirmed that Giampiero Ventura has been sacked as Italy CT.
Damiano Tommasi, the head of the Italian Players’ Union says FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio won’t resign - “there doesn’t appear to be the mood for change”.
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli’s appeal against a ban for illegal ticket sales has been postponed.
Lega Pro President Gabriele Gravina says Italy CT Giampiero Ventura “is to be sacked without even having to think about it”.
Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman says the derby with Lazio is “a special game” and warns “there are no favourites”.
Ricardo Rodriguez’s agent confirms “he would always sign for Milan” despite the poor start to the season.
Former Italy boss Arrigo Sacchi claims “the masterstroke of Antonio Conte fooled Carlo Tavecchio into appointing Giampiero Ventura.”
The head of Italian Coaches suggests Carlo Ancelotti would be the best choice for Italy after Giampiero Ventura.
Sky Sport Italia has reported in the last few minutes that Giampiero Ventura is just an official confirmation away from being sacked as Italy CT.
Cyril Thereau has urged Federico Chiesa to reject Paris Saint-Germain and stay at Fiorentina, where “it’s the perfect environment for him.”
Gabriel Barbosa’s agent is reportedly trying to convince the Inter forward to join Jiangsu Suning in January.
Former Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi admits he felt “very sick” by Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Sami Khedira has vowed to help Juventus teammate Gianluigi Buffon win the Champions League this season after being ‘hurt’ by his post-Sweden tears.
Italy Under-21 winger Riccardo Orsolini dedicated his late winner against Russia to Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini. “Let’s hope he plays me more now!”
Former Palermo and Italy midfielder Franco Vazquez admits he will “never say never” to a return to Serie A.
Atalanta could be without Leonardo Spinazzola for the next two weeks after the wingback reportedly pulled up with a thigh injury.
Paolo Maldini claims “I still see the same faces in Italian football from when I quit the national team 15 years ago.”
Lazio attacker Felipe Anderson is reportedly a doubt for Saturday’s Derby della Capitale against Roma.
Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly opened talks with FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio over becoming Italy’s new CT.
Germany boss Joachim Low has hailed Daniele De Rossi for his moment of ‘greatness’ after he refused to warm up during Italy-Sweden.
Mario Balotelli has admitted that Simone Inzaghi is a “very good” Coach and refused to close the door on a potential move to Lazio.
Former Juventus man Luciano Moggi has claimed that Giampiero Ventura was set for Lazio before Italy and described the CT as “unfit and a dud.”
FIFA President Gianni Infantino insists Carlo Tavecchio is doing a “great job” as FIGC chief, despite calls for him to step down.
Italy legend Dino Zoff admits their World Cup no-show “hurts so much” but believes a bright future is in store if the Azzurri “start trusting” youth.
Gerard Deulofeu assures “I won’t forget my experience with Milan” after explaining San Siro was where “I became a man.”
Paulo Dybala admits “it’ll be strange not to see Italy at the World Cup” but believes their no-show can “help them change their style of play.”
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Giampiero Ventura is still refusing to resign after failing to get Italy to the World Cup and insists “I lost only two games in two years.”
Reports in America suggest the U.S. Soccer Federation will invite Italy, the Netherlands, Ghana and Chile for a pre-World Cup tournament.
Diego Armando Maradona declared he “wants to return” as the Coach of Argentina following a 4-2 friendly defeat to Nigeria.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio doesn’t want to talk about replacing Giampiero Ventura, but “we’ve been sending warnings for years.”
Milan star Suso was given his full Spain debut in a 3-3 friendly with Russia, also featuring Napoli winger Jose Callejon.
While Carlo Ancelotti is the preferred choice for many, Roberto Mancini is emerging as the favourite to replace Giampiero Ventura as Italy Coach.