According to Italian media reports, Bavaria’s former coach Carlo Ancelotti is interested in the position of national coach. However, he would only be second choice.
Bayern Munich’s former coach Carlo Ancelotti would not be too bad for the post of national soccer coach in his Italian homeland, either, as he said in the Italian media:”It’s a possibility that I’m training the national team,”said the 58-year-old about his ambitions for coaching at the four-time world champion.
A good six months after his leave of absence from the German championship, however, Ancelotti restricted his choice to work on a daily basis and therefore decided to consider a new club as a better solution.
However, Ancelotti has not been for the emergency leadership of the Italian federation FIGC for the rebuilding of Squadra Azzurra after the pitifully missed participation in the World Cup finals in Russia most recently Plan A. It was not until the end of February that Alessandro Costacurta, the FIGC commissioner in charge of finding a successor for the fired Gian Piero Ventura, had publicly committed himself to Ventura’s predecessor Antonio Conte from English champions Chelsea.
The former international has already indicated that Ancelotti seems to be less interested in getting involved.
U21 coach Luigi Di Biagio is currently responsible for Italy’s national team on an interim basis. After the World Cup tournament, however, a new head coach is to be appointed. In addition to Conte and Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini from RB Leipzig’s European League round of sixteen are also part of Zenit St. Petersburg and Leicester City’s former master craftsman Claudio Ranieri to become the highest traded candidate for the position.
For the first time in 60 years, Italy is only a spectator at a World Cup tournament in Russia. Eleven years after its last title win in Germany in 2006, the Squadra Azzurra missed last autumn’s final round in the European play-offs against Sweden.