Who’ll be the next Italian manager?
Italy, of course, will not be at the 2018 World Cup.
The Azzurri lost a playoff to Sweden, meaning they’ll fail to be at the World Cup finals for the first time since 1958.
Italy now have a rebuilding job on their hands, starting with appointing a new manager.
Over the weekend reports in Italy claimed that Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini were at the to of the list for the Italian FA.
Links to Chelsea’s Antonio Conte has receded, as have links to Claudio Ranieri.
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Carlo Ancelotti is waiting
On Wednesday, Corriere dello Sport tell their readers that Carlo Ancelotti is the man whom the Italian FA want.
Yet Ancelotti is stalling. He’s looking for a better offer from the Premier League.
Interestingly, CdS name three possible clubs Ancelotti could join in England.
Those are Tottenham, Arsenal and Man United. But are any of these jobs realistic?
Neither Spurs, the Gunners or United have a vacancy in their dugout. And it’s highly doubtful that Mauricio Pochettino, Arsene Wenger or Jose Mourinho will leave their posts anytime soon.
In that context, the Corriere dello Sport will leave some Italian football fans wondering if Ancelotti actually wants the job at all.
England 1 – Italy 1
England were held to a 1-1 draw by Italy at Wembley on Tuesday night.
The Three Lions took the lead in the first half through a Jamie Vardy goal.
However Italy levelled the match in the final stages. Lorenzo Insigne slotted home a penalty against Jack Butland three minutes from time.