Monday July 21 2014
Albertini to run for FIGC President

Former Italy midfielder Demetrio Albertini has revealed he will run for the FIGC Presidency.

Following Giancarlo Abete’s resignation in the wake of the Azzurri’s embarrassing World Cup exit, a position at the top of the Federation has arisen.

Carlo Tavecchio is thought to be the favourite for the job, but the ex-Milan man has admitted he will run for President.

“I have made a decision to apply for the position because I believe there is a possibility I can be useful for the Federation,” he told a Press conference.

“Recently there has been a huge change in the landscape of Italian football. I did not expect the resignations of Prandelli and Abete.

“But I have received many calls from people who have asked me to make myself available.

“To be President is going to require a gear change from myself, but I believe I can do it.

“We need to change things. We need to focus on improving youth players.

“We don’t need to copy the German model, but we can learn from their example.”

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