Carlo Ancelotti set to be named new Italy coach

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The Italian Football Federation (IFF) seek to move on from their World Cup qualification debacle by appointing three-time UEFA Champions League (UCL) winning coach, Carlo Ancelotti as manager of their national team.

According to ESPN, Ancelotti has met with former player, Alessandro Costacurta and Roberto Fabbricini who are spearheading a committee tasked with the responsibility of replacing former coach Gian Ventura.

Costacurta who has a mandate of May 20 to complete his search for a new coach met with Ancelotti for over 90 minutes is eager for a swift resolution to the deal in time for the upcoming friendlies against France, Saudi Arabia, and the Netherlands.

The team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years prompted the sack of Gian Ventura in November 2017 and the infamous touchline bust-up with player, Daniele De Rossi.

Ancelotti, 58, who was also relieved of his duties as head coach of Bayern Munich in September 2017 is reportedly keen on orchestrating a return to form for the Italian national team. He remains the only coach to win the UCL three times.



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