Italy News

Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti takes his seat during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Italian FA downplays Carlo Ancelotti manager talks
The Italian FA's sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta downplays reports that Carlo Ancelotti has been offered the Italy job.
13:17
Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti takes his seat during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Carlo Ancelotti 'offered Italy manager's job'
A report claims that Carlo Ancelotti, linked with the Arsenal and Chelsea jobs, has been offered a two-year deal to take charge of Italy.
10:47
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Fabio Capello confirms retirement plans after rejecting Italy job
Former England manager Fabio Capello brings an end to his coaching career after being sacked by Chinese club Jiangsu Suning.
Apr 9, 14:53
A chilled-out Roberto Mancini has a chinwag on the old rag and bone during the Serie A game between Lazio and Sampdoria on May 7, 2017
Roberto Mancini to be named as new Italy boss?
Zenit St Petersburg manager Roberto Mancini reportedly emerges as the favourite to be named as the Italy boss on a permanent basis.
Apr 9, 11:50
Claudio Ranieri watches on during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Leicester City on December 13, 2016
Claudio Ranieri plays down Nantes exit talk amid Italy rumours
Nantes manager Claudio Ranieri says that he intends to respect his contract with the Ligue 1 club by remaining in charge for at least another year.
Apr 8, 13:39
Mario Balotelli in action for Nice against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Italy boss Luigi Di Biagio defends Mario Balotelli omission
Italy caretaker manager Luigi Di Biagio stands by his decision to omit Nice's Mario Balotelli from recent friendlies.
Apr 4, 15:02
Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti takes his seat during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Premier League-linked Carlo Ancelotti undecided on Italy job offer
Carlo Ancelotti, linked with managerial jobs at Chelsea and Arsenal, admits that he is still unsure whether he wants to take over as Italy's new boss.
Mar 28, 19:14
Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in action against Belgium in a European Championship match on June 13, 2016
Italy boss Luigi di Biagio hopes for brighter future after England draw
Luigi di Biagio praises his Italy side for 'playing with personality' in their 1-1 draw with England at Wembley Stadium.
Mar 28, 12:08
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Italy without Leonardo Spinazzola for England clash
Defender Leonardo Spinazzola is forced to withdraw from Italy's squad to face England on Tuesday night due to injury.
Mar 26, 18:52
Antonio Conte watches on during Chelsea's 4-1 defeat at Watford on February 6, 2018
Italy to unveil new manager at end of season
Italian Football Federation chief Alessandro Costacurta reveals that Italy's new manager will be appointed in May, with Antonio Conte still said to be in the running.
Mar 24, 20:31
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Gianluigi Buffon: 'Lionel Messi more complete than Cristiano Ronaldo'
Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon claims that Lionel Messi is a "more complete" player than perennial rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mar 23, 12:22
Vincenzo Montella watches on
Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella open to managing Italy
Vincenzo Montella rules out managing Juventus if the job becomes vacant, but would consider taking on the position of Italy boss.
Mar 19, 17:51
Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in action against Belgium in a European Championship match on June 13, 2016
Giorgio Chiellini to miss Italy's friendly with England
Italy will be without Giorgio Chiellini for next week's friendly with England after the Juventus defender picked up a thigh injury.
Mar 19, 14:14
Davide Astori in action for Fiorentina in February 2016
Antonio Conte pays tribute to "fantastic" Davide Astori
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte becomes the latest figure to pay tribute to Davide Astori following the Fiorentina captain's unexpected death at the age of just 31.
Mar 4, 20:09
Davide Astori black and white P1 image
Gianluigi Buffon leads tributes to Davide Astori following midfielder's death
Gianluigi Buffon offers his condolences to the family of Davide Astori following the untimely death of his former Italy teammate at the age of 31.
Mar 4, 13:23
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Nevio Scala torn over Gianluigi Buffon continued involvement for Italy
Former Parma head coach Nevio Scala admits that he is torn by news of Gianluigi Buffon potentially extending his Italy career.
Feb 28, 20:08
Francesco Totti in action for Roma in September 2016
Francesco Totti: 'Italy World Cup absence unthinkable'
Former Italy international Francesco Totti admits that it is "unthinkable" for the four-time champions to be missing this summer's World Cup in Russia.
Feb 27, 20:28
Antonio Conte watches on during Chelsea's 4-1 defeat at Watford on February 6, 2018
Italy chiefs not giving up on landing Antonio Conte as next manager
Chelsea's Antonio Conte remains the top target to succeed Gian Piero Ventura as Italy's next manager, according to national team vice-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta.
Feb 27, 16:11
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Gianluigi Buffon: 'I would play for Italy again'
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reveals that he would come out of international retirement to play for Italy again.
Feb 27, 14:26
Claudio Ranieri watches on during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Leicester City on December 13, 2016
Waldemar Kita: 'I would not curb Claudio Ranieri's career should Italy call'
Nantes club president Waldemar Kita admits that he would find it hard to stand in the way of Claudio Ranieri if the coach was approached to manage Italy.
Feb 21, 18:23
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri at the FA Cup match against Millwall on February 18, 2017
Claudio Ranieri to quit Nantes for Italy job?
Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri admits that he would quit Ligue 1 side Nantes in order to take the Italy job.
Feb 21, 09:50
Antonio Conte watches on intently during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Chelsea on October 14, 2017
Italy concede defeat in Antonio Conte chase
The Italian Football Federation announces that Antonio Conte is no longer in the running for the national team job, despite speculation over his future at Chelsea.
Feb 6, 10:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Luigi di Biagio named interim Italy coach
Luigi di Biago is named as the interim coach of Italy ahead of fixtures against Argentina and England in March.
Feb 5, 13:08
Antonio Conte celebrates during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea on August 20, 2017
Antonio Conte among contenders for Italy managerial job
Italian Football Federation chief Roberto Fabbricini confirms that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is in the running to manage the Italy national side for a second time.
Feb 2, 10:26
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
England draw Spain, Croatia in Nations League
England draw Spain and Croatia in the Nations League, while Republic of Ireland are given a reunion with Wales and Denmark.
Jan 24, 11:48
Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti takes his seat during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Carlo Ancelotti not interested in vacant Italy managerial job
Former Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti reveals that he is holding out for a return to club football, rather than taking over as Italy boss.
Dec 4, 13:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
England fall below Italy in FIFA world rankings
England fall one place below Italy in FIFA's latest world rankings despite the Azzurri having failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
Nov 23, 20:11
Claudio Ranieri watches on during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Leicester City on December 13, 2016
Claudio Ranieri: 'I would think about Italy managerial job'
Premier League-winning boss Claudio Ranieri suggests that he will consider replacing Gian Piero Ventura as Italy manager if approached over the vacant position.
Nov 19, 20:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Giovanni Branchini: 'Carlo Ancelotti has said no to Italy'
Former Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has turned down the chance to become the new manager of Italy, according to agent Giovanni Branchini.
Nov 18, 12:57
A chilled-out Roberto Mancini has a chinwag on the old rag and bone during the Serie A game between Lazio and Sampdoria on May 7, 2017
Roberto Mancini "not thinking about" Italy managerial job
Former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini rules himself out of the running to replace Gian Piero Ventura as Italy manager.
Nov 17, 19:31
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Gianfranco Zola: 'Italy are in shock'
Gianfranco Zola says that Italy are in shock after missing out on qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
Nov 17, 09:55
Jose Mourinho realises how many points adrift his side are during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on October 21, 2017
Giuseppe Bergomi calls for Italy to appoint Jose Mourinho
Former Italy captain Giuseppe Bergomi believes that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho would be the ideal candidate to take over as national team manager.
Nov 16, 21:17
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Italian FA 'speaks to Carlo Ancelotti over Italy vacancy'
The Italian FA allegedly speaks to Carlo Ancelotti about becoming the national team's new manager.
Nov 16, 17:41
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Italy sack head coach Gian Piero Ventura
Italy sack head coach Gian Piero Ventura after missing out on the 2018 World Cup.
Nov 15, 18:03
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Antonio Conte targeted to revive Italian football
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is the man Italian football chiefs want to replace Giampiero Ventura as manager of the national side, according to a report.
Nov 15, 09:24
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Carlo Ancelotti in frame to take on Italy manager's job?
Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly seen as the big favourite to replace Giampiero Ventura as Italy manager in the wake of the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Nov 14, 13:40

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