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Friday October 11 2019
Ventura hails Mancini's Italy reign

Former Italy CT Giampiero Ventura has hailed Roberto Mancini’s reign. “I’m in full agreement with the work he’s done.”

Mancini replaced Ventura after Italy’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and has gone on to not only revitalise the national team but also leave them on the verge of the Finals at Euro 2020.

“Mancini until now has been very good, beyond the calibre of teams he’s faced, and I’m in full agreement with the work he’s done,” the Salernitana boss told Julia Italia.

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Wednesday August 7 2019
Cerci all set for Salernitana

Former Italy attacker Alessio Cerci is all set to reunite with Giampaolo Ventura at Serie B side Salernitana.

Gianluca Di Marzio’s website reports Cerci’s free transfer to Salernitana will be announced by the close of business today.

The 32-year-old spent last season at Turkish side Ankaragucu but made just three League starts and was dropped for the second half of the campaign.

Nonetheless, his best years came under Ventura at Toro, where he scored 21 goals and provided 23 assists in two seasons.

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Thursday July 11 2019
Ventura: Wrong to take Italy job

Giampiero Ventura admits he was ‘wrong’ to take on the Italy job but insists ‘I’ll take back the previous 33 years of my career’ at Salernitana.

Ventura is looking to relaunch his career at the age of 71 with Serie B side Salernitana, having failed to qualify Italy for the 2018 World Cup.

“Maybe I was wrong to take on the job,” he said at his official unveiling on Thursday.

“Two defeats were enough to make people forget the previous 33 years of my career.

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Wednesday June 27 2018
Ex-Italy CT Ventura wins award

Giampiero Ventura has won an award in recognition of his long service to Italian football, despite failing to take the Azzurri to the 2018 World Cup.

Ventura was presented with the Pallone di Marmo - or Marble Ball - award on Wednesday evening for his 50 years in professional football as a player and Coach.

The 70-year-old has coached no less than 17 teams since his first role with amateur side Ruentes Rapallo in 1981.

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Tuesday June 19 2018
Ventura: De Rossi lies, Balotelli…

Giampaolo Ventura insists he never planned to bring on Daniele De Rossi against Sweden and that Mario Balotelli ‘would’ve been part of Italy’s World Cup squad’.

De Rossi famously expressed his fury after he was asked to warm up, with Italy trailing Sweden in their World Cup playoff, while Balotelli did not make a single appearance for the Azzurri under Ventura.

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