Luciano Spalletti told Inter they can have no “excuses” against Atalanta, including injuries and Italy’s World Cup disappointment.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio blamed axed Coach Giampiero Ventura for making “completely the wrong decisions” in the World Cup play-off.
Max Allegri has ruled himself out of the running for the Italy job and urged Juventus to “take it one game at a time” against Sampdoria and Barcelona.
A poll of Football Italia readers reveals close to 70 per cent of people think Carlo Ancelotti should be the new Italy CT.
Juan Cuadrado is in the Juventus squad travelling to face Sampdoria, but Gigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli will not start, confirmed Max Allegri.
According to agent Giovanni Branchini, Carlo Ancelotti has turned down an offer to become the new Italy Coach.
There are reports Juventus boss Max Allegri could quit the Italian Coaches’ Association in protest over Renzo Ulivieri’s defence of Carlo Tavecchio.
Carlo Ancelotti will reportedly not enter genuine negotiations for the Italy job until FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio’s future is confirmed.
Alessandro Nesta announced he is leaving his post as Coach of Miami FC for “a new challenge” and could be heading back to Italy.
Gianluigi Buffon could break a further two Serie A records before his planned retirement at the end of the season.
Former Inter President Massimo Moratti says Carlo Ancelotti is “without doubt perfect” for the next Italy CT.
Valencia Coach Marcelino says Simone Zaza has had a meniscus problem “for quite some time”, which kept him out of Italy’s play-off games.
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini puts his success down to hard work - “I knew a lot of talents who didn’t make sacrifices to become the champions they could have been”.
Simone Inzaghi says he is ‘hopeful’ that Ciro Immobile can play in Saturday’s Derby della Capitale between Lazio and Roma.
Vincenzo Montella insists Milan “can hurt Napoli” on Saturday, despite the Partenopei “probably playing the best football in Europe.”
Sebastian Driussi’s agent claims the Zenit St Petersburg striker is open to an Italy call-up – but only if he does not receive one from Argentina.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has distanced himself from the vacant Italy job, admitting it would be “very difficult” for him to return.
Giampiero Ventura admits he feels “a sense of incompleteness” after his Italy failure but is backing his successor to take them “back where they belong.”
Valencia boss Marcelino admits Simone Zaza needs knee surgery after aggravating a meniscus tear while training with Italy.
Brazil and Roma icon Paulo Roberto Falcao urges Italians to stop ‘vilifying’ their young players and notes Carlo Ancelotti “is only missing a World Cup.”
Giorgio Squinzi has joined the calls for Carlo Tavecchio to resign and accused Giampiero Ventura of ignoring Sassuolo players when he was Italy CT.
Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly demanding reform in the FIGC before possibly accepting the Italy job.
Damiano Tommasi, head of the Italian Players’ Union, has called for Carlo Tavecchio to resign after branding the FIGC “not credible”.
Roberto Mancini ruled himself out of the running for the Italy job. “I’m not surprised I’m on the list, but I am happy at Zenit and am not thinking about the Nazionale.”
Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha admits it “hurt to see my idol Gigi Buffon so sad,” along with Ciro Immobile and Marco Parolo, after Italy missed the World Cup.