POST TIME: 10 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Six in running for Italy coaching job

Six in running for Italy coaching job

AFP, MILAN: Italian football federation sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta said Thursday there were “six or seven names” in the hat for the Italy coaching job.

Former AC Milan defender Costacurta has been given the task of finding a successor to Gian Piero Ventura who was sacked after Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Former Italy midfielder Luigi Di Biagio has been appointed interim coach but is seen as an outsider among a star-studded line-up of coaches linked with the job including Zenit St Petersburg's Roberto Mancini, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, former Leicester coach Claudio Ranieri, now in charge of French club Nantes, and Carlo Ancelotti, who is available after being sacked by Bayern Munich.