Monday July 17 2017
Albania to appoint Panucci?

Albania are reportedly preparing to appoint former Italy defender Christian Panucci as their new Coach.

According to, Panucci has beaten fellow Italians Giancarlo Camolese and Filippo Inzaghi, plus ex-Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf, to the role.

The 44-year-old played over 500 times for the likes of Milan, Real Madrid, Inter and Roma, primarily as a right-back and centre-half, while picking up 57 caps for Italy.

He went into punditry for Sky Sport Italia after his retirement in 2010, before spending a month as Palermo team manager and two years assisting Fabio Capello with Russia.

However, Panucci was sacked in all three of his subsequent coaching stints with Serie B sides Livorno (twice) and Ternana.

He would be the second Italian to coach Albania after Gianni De Biasi, who recently called time on his reign.

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