Monday August 4 2014
Conte will turn Italy down

Former Juventus Coach Antonio Conte is reportedly unwilling to take the Italy job this summer, should he be offered it.

The 45-year-old has been speculated as the FIGC’s likely first choice candidate to replace Cesare Prandelli, following his resignation after the disastrous World Cup campaign in Brazil.

However, Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that as and when the Italian Football Federation vote in their new President and then turn attention to employing the next CT, Conte will not be a willing candidate.

It is believed that the tactician is primarily disinterested in taking on the Azzurri at this particular stage of his career, apparently considering it too early.

Conte is reportedly also reluctant to commit to anything too long, like through to the next World Cup, if it would see him pass up future opportunities during that period at club level.

It is reported that Conte instead is prioritising his next role with a club and holds preference to work abroad.

Roberto Mancini, Luciano Spalletti and Alberto Zaccheroni have also been linked with becoming the next Italy CT.

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