Wednesday March 16 2016
Capello, Donadoni Italy favourites?

Fabio Capello and Bologna’s Roberto Donadoni are reported favourites for the Italy job, with Marco Materazzi a shock option.

It was announced yesterday that Antonio Conte would be stepping down as CT after Euro 2016 and the discussion about his successor is already in full flow.

Gazzetta dello Sport reports today that Donadoni, who led the Azzurrri from 2006-2008, fits the profile perfectly but is still under contract with the Rossoblu.

Therefore Capello is also a leading contender, given that he is free to take over after having coached the national teams of England and Russia.

Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri and Giampiero Ventura of Torino have also been suggested as shortlisted names.

Il Giornale has added a shock suggestion today by putting forward Materazzi’s name.

The former Inter defender was a World Cup winner with the Azzurri in 2006, but his only coaching experience so far has been with Chennaiyin in the Indian Super League. 

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