Italian national team for the first time in 60 years is not taken part at World Cup. Officially Gian Piero Ventura hasn't resigned, but nobody doubts that he will be dismissed. Gambling&Sports portal is thinking over persons who can head Squadra Azzurra in the nearest future.
The first name which occurs is Carlo Ancelotti. Carlo Ancelotti has recently left Bayern and this is the chance of the Italian football federation. Now there is no stronger local coach who is unemployed. For certain, Italy is dreaming to persuade Ancelotti, a question is whether he wants this job. Recently the place of the head coach of the national team has stopped being so much desired, coaches are more impressed by club football. National teams are needed by either veterans, or experts who have appeared on a roadside. For this reason, we don’t believe that Ancelotti wants to head Italian national team, especially, he understands well that now Squadra Azzurra isn't ready to perform big tasks. Rather Carlo will wait till summer to understand what the club prospects are. On the other hand, Italians can wait till June-July, they have no need to hurry so far too.
Luigi Di Biagio
Italian national team needs change of generations and it would be wise to give it to the coach of youth team. In summer 2017 Squadra Azzurra up to 21 years has reached Euro semi-final, and in team's line-up Gianluigi Donnarumma, Daniele Rugani, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Federico Bernardeschi, Mattia Caldara and other football players are playing. Considering a certain transitional stage, perhaps, invitation of Luigi Di Biagio would also become the right decision. There is also an argument against him. 4 year experience in a youth team (and that is all) is sufficient for a role of the rescuer of the nation, isn’t it?
This is just an option of the coach who has appeared on a roadside. After the end of last season the 56-year-old coach has appeared out of work. Recently the coach had no great success so Italian national team for him would become an excellent option to draw attention to him. At the same time Mazzarri is obviously not ready to work in the Series A middle team and he doesn’t have better offer as for today. For certain, Mazzarri is now some kind of a spare option for federation to which it is always possible to return.
want to see return of the coach to the national team. Antonio Conte
was doing all the best with Squadra Azzurra during Euro 2016.The team
had chances to win over Spain. It seems that he wouldn't lose to
Swedes. However in this case this is only Conte’s wish. Conte in
2014 has headed Italian national team but he didn’t want to do
this. Just at that time after his rupture with Juventus there came no
other offers. Now Conte is heading Chelsea and in Italy he is seen as
the coach of Milan. In this situation local federation has no
They say that in the summer the coach will leave Juventus as soon as his cycle will come to the end. Many waited that the coach after leaving Turin will take Italian national team at the end of the World Cup. Only the defeat of Squadra Azzurra has introduced some amendments. In the middle of season Allegri won't leave and it is clear. He can’t guarantee now that he will take national team in summer. Nobody has dismissed him from Juventus so far, the contract is valid and the conversation about the termination of a cycle can be a simple opinion of journalists. And what is more important, Allegri for certain will be in demand for big clubs so he won’t be in a hurry to national team.
Luciano Spalletti, Maurizio Sarri
Both are in the list of those who can head Italian national team. Both can be put in one group. In a case of both Spalletti and Sarri this is rather a wish of fans and experts. Both coaches are now successfully working in clubs - Inter and Napoli respectively. Both apply for Scudetto and have to participate in the Champions League next season. We doubt that in this situation one or another will give up for the sake of Italian national team.
The name of the head coach of "Zenit" emerges in different rumors about this or that vacant coach's position. Of course, now Mancini has appeared also in this list. However, it is hard to believe in his arrival. First, Mancini is from those coaches who yields result in clubs by means of the solid budget. The national team can’t by anybody. Secondly, Mancini has no intentions to leave "Zenit" where he receives decent salary. On the other hand, if the St. Petersburg team continues to undergo changes, then the coach can be dismissed. We doubt that Italy will wait for him.
And why not? Carrera is adored in Spartak, but we have strong impression that Moscow is a temporary place for him. The coach is living in a training camp, his wife is in Russia rather seldom. Carrera 's house is still in Italy. For certain, when the interesting offer from the homeland will arrive, he will surely think over it. The post of the head coach of Italian national team is, certainly, curious option. At the same time football federation has already known Carrera, he has already worked with national team, but as the assistant. Since then the coach has won the championship of Russia, was good at the Champions League. The fans of Spartak shouldn’t be worried as for now. And Carrera will definitely not leave Spartak in the middle of a season.
Roberto Baggio, Francesco Totti, Andrea Pirlo
Some people in Italy want to see a legend as the head coach of a national team: the great football player of the past who would act as a symbol. Surnames of those players who demonstrated intelligence as if it is a guarantee of success as a coach. Baggio, Totti or Pirlo will be met by fans with big enthusiasm, than conditional Mazzarri. But to tell the truth, now Italians need the skillful coach.