Italy Want Carlo Ancelotti As Next Manager

Italy Want Carlo Ancelotti As Next Manager

Antonio Conte has not ruled out a return to his previous job as Italy national coach following his country's failure to qualify for the World Cup.

Mr Ventura had reportedly refused to resign despite Italy's 1-0 loss, but the 69-year-old's decision to stay on was strongly opposed by the FIGC.

The FIGC said it will consider "important names" to replace Ventura and former Italy worldwide Ravanelli insisted the country must turn to Chelsea's Conte, who left the role previous year having reached the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.

"My feeling is the same as any Italian person".

Ventura and Tavecchio have been widely criticized after four-time champion Italy was left out of football's biggest competition for the first time in six decades. "I will think about it".

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"Football is at the top of the interest of every single person, but I think you have to try together to find the right solution because every department in Italy has to take the responsibility".

'But I am happy at Zenit and in St Petersburg, so I am not thinking about the Nazionale.

It comes amid continued speculation about Conte's future and reports claiming he could leave Stamford Bridge.

"[I want to] create a good basis with this team, we won last season but we know very well there is a lot of work to do, and I am very focused on Chelsea and totally committed to the club".

"In all national teams, there has to be a generational shift at some point, and Italy are obviously at that moment, but I think they will soon get back to being leaders in the football world because there are a lot of talented youngsters coming through".

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