New Italy coach to be named on May 20: Costacurta

New Italy coach to be named on May 20: Costacurta

Luigi Di Biagio remains a frontrunner to be named the new Italy coach on a permanent basis, according to the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) vice-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta, who says the decision will be finalised in May.

I Azzuri have yet to appoint a new tactician after sacking Gian piero Ventura following their bitterly disappointing 2018 World Cup play-off loss against Sweden in November.

"We will tell you the name of the new coach on May 20", Costacurta said at a media conference on Saturday.

Italy's current interim coach Luigi Di Biagio is still in the running for the job but, according to Costacurta, Chelsea's Antonio Conte, Sevilla's Vincenzo Montella, Zenit's Roberto Mancini and the now unemployed Carlo Ancelotti are also on the radar.

Roma midfielder Pellegrini could be given a chance, but Di Biagio is trying to get the pairing of Jorginho and Marco Verratti working, so uses them together once again.

With Italy going through a turbulent period it has been suggested that appointing Luigi Di Biagio, a promising young coach who has managed the Under-20 team as well as the Under-21 team now, is the best option for long term stability and success.

"It's not easy to find someone able to do a ideal job, and we need to see what we have to do to build a team capable of qualifying for Euro 2020", said Costacurta.

"I think it's more important to think about the players we have, because I doubt Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola would have done better yesterday".

"Gigi is very talented".

Italy will face England next on Tuesday at Wembley.



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