Thursday July 10 2014
Allegri: 'Many can be Italy Coach'

Max Allegri said “many Coaches are capable” of taking the Italy job and “there’s no point discussing it now.”

The tactician was sacked by Milan in January, but is one of the favourites to replace Cesare Prandelli after the World Cup debacle.

“What characteristics does the Italy Coach need to have? I don’t know, as I’ve never done it,” Allegri said during an interview in Montecatini this evening.

“I certainly can say that Italian Coaches are very good, as the Coverciano courses are the best in the world. There are many Coaches who are capable of doing the Italy job.

“Would I be up for it? There’s no point discussing it now, as they still haven’t decided who the new President of the Federation will be.

“It isn’t a total disaster, as Italy are capable of excelling in any sport.”

The Azzurri aren’t the only ones hurting after the World Cup, as Brazil lost 7-1 to Germany, while Spain and England went out in the group stage.

“The World Cup has seen two teams reach the Final. Germany focused on good football, whereas Argentina set aside spectacle and conceded very little, relying on their champions Leo Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria,” continued Allegri.

He was asked the best players that he had ever worked with and listed two ex-Milan men.

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a winner with a strong personality. Ronaldinho is so talented, it’s just a shame he wasn’t playing at the same levels as his Barcelona days.”

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