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Saturday October 12 2019
Oriali: 'Mancini created happy Italy'

Italy team manager Gabriele Oriali credits Roberto Mancini with creating “a relaxed atmosphere” that also brings in fans.

The Azzurri host Greece at the Stadio Olimpico tonight at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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Sunday September 8 2019
Oriali: 'Different Italy attitude'

Italy team manager Lele Oriali warned of the difficulties in facing Finland for tonight’s Euro 2020 qualifier. “We need a different attitude to Armenia.”

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

The Azzurri are seeking a better performance than the struggle to break down 10-man Armenia on Thursday, eventually winning 3-1.

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Saturday July 13 2019
Handanovic: 'Players have duties'

Inter captain Samir Handanovic admires Antonio Conte’s tough work ethic and warns “players can’t just think they are allowed to do anything. They have duties towards the club.”

The Nerazzurri have clamped down on discipline and hard training sessions under new Coach Conte, with Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan told they are not part of his plans.

“We are happy that Lele Oriali has returned as team manager, because he is the link between the club and squad, he sees everything,” said Handanovic in a Press conference.

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Thursday June 27 2019
Inter: Oriali set for dual role

Gabriele Oriali will link back up with Antonio Conte at Inter but will also remain Italy’s team manager, the FIGC has confirmed.

Oriali was expected to give up his role with Italy, which he has held since 2014, to take up the same position at Inter, but he will instead work for both teams until next summer, in the event the Azzurri qualify for the European finals.

“This morning, in agreement with Inter, we defined Oriali’s position,” FIGC chief Gabriele Gravina told ANSA.

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Monday June 17 2019
Oriali set for Inter comeback

Lele Oriali is set to step down from his role with the Italian national team and reunite with new Inter Coach Antonio Conte.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Giulia Stronati, the Nerazzurri have offered the 66-year-old a three-year contract to return to the club where he spent four years as director of football.

The World Cup winner took over as team manager of the national team in 2014 and worked with Antonio Conte during his spell in charge of Italy.

He remained throughout the Giampiero Ventura and Roberto Mancini eras.

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Monday June 17 2019
'Oriali & Conte ideal for Inter'

Massimo Moratti has praised Inter for bringing back Gabriele Oriali, while describing new boss Antonio Conte as a ‘good’ choice.

Conte has replaced Luciano Spalletti as Coach and is set to reunite with his Italy team manager Oriali, who is known for his long association with the Nerazzurri on and off the field.

“I’m convinced that returns are welcome, above all in his case because he’s a person absolutely linked to Inter in terms of history, tradition and character,” Moratti told ANSA.

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Saturday June 1 2019
Mancini: 'More attacking Italy'

Roberto Mancini warned Greece and Bosnia are “the most dangerous opponents” in the Euro 2020 group, but Italy are moving towards a more attacking style of football.

The Azzurri go into their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Greece on June 8 and Bosnia-Herzegovina on June 11, having picked up full points against Finland and Liechtenstein.

The Champions League Final is this evening between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, two very attack-minded teams, while Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League.

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Wednesday May 29 2019
Report: Oriali back at Inter

Italy team manager Gabriele Oriali is expected to return to Inter as part of Antonio Conte’s backroom staff.

Gazzetta dello Sport reports Oriali will take up the same role at Inter as the one he has occupied for the Azzurri since 2014.

The former Nerazzurri midfielder and 1982 World Cup winner had already been part of the club’s hierarchy between 1999 and 2010 in various roles.

However, he left following a bitter row with then-technical director Marco Branca and subsequently linked up with Conte in the Italy set-up.

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Wednesday October 4 2017
Oriali 'optimistic for Italy'

Italy team manager Lele Oriali is “optimistic” about their chances of reaching the 2018 World Cup. “Few believed we’d finish above Spain.”

The Nazionale have won every game in the group phase, except for a 1-1 draw and 3-0 defeat to leaders Spain.

Only the group winners go through automatically to the tournament in Russia, as the runners-up enter a play-off.

“We have the believe that we’re going to the World Cup,” Oriali told reporters at the Festival del Calcio.

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Sunday June 4 2017
Inter drop Oriali for Baccin

Inter appear to have given up on poaching Lele Oriali from the Italy staff, so will bring in Dario Baccin from Palermo to assist the director of sport.

A few weeks ago, Oriali had been on the verge of a return to San Siro, where he had already worked as a player and director.

This was seen as a ploy to tempt Antonio Conte into leaving Chelsea and reuniting with his former Azzurri team manager at Inter.

However, now that Luciano Spalletti is ready to sign on as their new Coach, Oriali’s presence is no longer required.

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