Wednesday March 14 2018
Costacurta: 'Time to decide' Italy CT
FIGC director Alessandro Costacurta confirms a new Italy boss will be chosen “in the next 15 days. We know what we want to do and what we can do.”
The Azzurri are without a tactician since Giampiero Ventura was fired in November, having failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Current Italy Under-21 tactician Gigi Di Biagio has taken temporary charge for upcoming friendlies against Argentina and England.
“We have listened and studied. We knew what we wanted to do and now we know what we can do,” Costacurta told reporters at a Press conference.
“The time has come to make decisions. Over the next 15 days, something will emerge, and that is where we’ll see the first few tiny problems.”
The sub-Commissioner of the FIGC commented on Carlo Ancelotti apparently opening the door to the Nazionale job.
“He did open the door, but he is under contract (with Bayern Munich until June 2018). Carlo is a dear friend and we speak often, although lately a little less, otherwise everyone will ask me about the CT job…”
For the first time in 11 years, there are two Italian clubs in the Champions League quarter-finals: Juventus and Roma.
“In the Champions League there are four Italian Coaches doing well and prove how strong our school of management is,” added Costacurta.
As well as Max Allegri and Eusebio Di Francesco, Sevilla are in the quarters with Vincenzo Montella, while Antonio Conte is in charge of Chelsea.

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