Wednesday January 10 2018
‘New Italy CT in the summer’

Departing FIGC chief Carlo Tavecchio admits “it’s difficult for the new Italy CT to be appointed before June.”

Italy have been without a CT since Giampiero Ventura was sacked for failing to guide the country to the 2018 World Cup, but Tavecchio – who will stay in charge of the FIGC until his own heir is elected at the end of January – accepts “the best Coaches are under contract” at the moment.

“Since the day after Sweden, I haven’t said a word,” he told reporters.

“When the time comes, I’ll say what I have to say. The race for the new FIGC President is calm, and the best candidate will win.

“I’m in charge until January 29, but I won’t be the one that chooses the new CT. I can also tell you that the best Coaches are under contract until June.

“It’s difficult for the new CT to be appointed before then.”