Tuesday October 13 2015
Coaches ready if Conte leaves

Antonio Conte's permanence with the Azzurri is uncertain and his possible successors include Max Allegri and Fabio Capello among several others.

The former Juventus man's relationship with the national colours was fraught from the start, and his dissatisfaction has reportedly reached such a level that Italy team manager Gabriele Oriali was entasked by FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio with convincing Conte to stay.

Today's edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport runs a dossier on all the possible alternatives should the 46-year-old leave.

Current Juventus Coach Max Allegri enjoys the respect of the federation and he may just leave the Bianconeri at the end of the season, especially as results so far have not been brilliant.

Big-squad regular Fabio Capello is free after the experience with the Russian international team and could be given a shot.

World Cup veteran Marcello Lippi could be lured into La Nazionale's orbit yet again, this time in a couple with his former champion Fabio Cannavaro.

Possibly no other name enjoys greater popular backing than the recent Real Madrid Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti, but the former Milan tactician seems to have withdrawn his own candidacy.

Finally, there is Under 21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio, who sounded quite open to the prospect, and a number of possible outsiders such as Luciano Spalletti, Giampiero Ventura, Francesco Guidolin and Alberto Zaccheroni.

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