Antonio Cassano, Sergio Pellissier, Alessandro Lucarelli and Elisabet Spina are among those starting the course to become sporting directors.
The course lasts 144 teaching hours and begins on September 16 at the Federation’s Coverciano training centre.
It is similar to the course that all tacticians are required to undergo before they can become accredited Serie A Coaches.
Among the names taking part in the first edition of the sporting directors programme are former players Cassano, Pellissier and Lucarelli.
Also registered is Elisabet Spina, the first woman to pass the UEFA A coaching badges course with a perfect record.
Other familiar names are Riccardo Gaucci, Nicola Pozzo, Christian Puggioni and Ferdinando Coppola.
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