Sunday May 19 2013
Strama set for Under-21 job?

According to reports, Andrea Stramaccioni will take over the Italy Under-21 side if he is fired by Inter.

The Coach has been reassured he’ll still be at San Siro next season, although newspapers and radio stations in Italy continue to insist Walter Mazzarri has a deal in place.

Strama may well be able to fall on his feet, though, as La Repubblica claims he will be given the Italy Under-21 bench.

Current Azzurrini Coach Devis Mangia was hired a year ago when Ciro Ferrara left to take over at Sampdoria and is considering his future after June’s European Under-21 Championships.

It would be a suitable position for Stramaccioni, who was youth team Coach at Roma and Inter – winning the NextGen Cup, the youth version of the Champions League – before his promotion to the senior job.