Sky Sport Italia claim Giampiero Ventura stormed out on the Italy squad ahead of the Sweden game, telling them to “pick your own team.”
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio revealed the choices for the Italy bench: Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte, Max Allegri, Claudio Ranieri and Roberto Mancini.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero assured “nobody will leave in January” and said they “beat a Ferrari with a Fiat 500” after defeating Juventus.
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Giorgio Chiellini questioned Juventus’ desire after they were beaten 3-2 by Sampdoria this afternoon.
Marco Giampaolo tried to calm the talk of Champions League football after Sampdoria swept Juventus aside 3-2. “This result is the icing on the cake.”
Max Allegri told off Juventus for being “hasty and losing our cool” in the 3-2 defeat to Sampdoria. “This was an unexpected slap in the face.”
Duvan Zapata is delighted with Sampdoria’s 3-2 win over Juventus, saying the Blucerchiati ‘took their chances.’
Sampdoria maintained their perfect home record and destroyed their Juventus taboo with a 3-2 victory over the Scudetto holders.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta feels they are currently “only at 70 per cent” of their capabilities and discussed the need for a FIGC plan going forward.
Gaston Ramirez noted Sampdoria will try to ensure Juventus “don’t get into a rhythm” at Marassi this afternoon.
Gonzalo Higuain warned Juventus “must be wary” of the strong start Sampdoria tend to have on home turf.
See all the official line-ups from this afternoon’s Serie A games, including Sampdoria-Juventus, SPAL-Fiorentina and Benevento-Sassuolo.
Juventus make massive changes as they visit a Sampdoria side with a perfect Serie A home record this season.
Sampdoria’s Karol Linetty says his side will be out to beat Juventus ‘at any cost’ this afternoon.
Claudio Ranieri admits he “would have to think about it” if he was offered the Italy job. “It doesn’t only depend on me, as I have a contract with Nantes.”
Nantes Coach Claudio Ranieri has reportedly been approached for the Italy job after Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini and Max Allegri ruled themselves out.
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.