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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wanted back by Italy

by 19/11/2017 09:30:00 0 comments 1 Views
  • Italy are searching for a new manager following Gian Piero Ventura's dismissal
  • Ventura's Italy failed to reach the World Cup for only the second time in history
  • The Italian Football Federation have confirmed Antonio Conte is wanted
  • Conte left the national team to take over at Chelsea in the summer of 2016 

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 09:21 EST, 19 November 2017 | Updated: 09:30 EST, 19 November 2017

Italy are keen to take back former manager Antonio Conte following their dismissal of Gian Piero Ventura, the Italian Football Federation have confirmed.

The Azzurri are still in a period of mourning after failing to qualify for next year's World Cup - only the second time in their history they have failed to do so.

Ventura's days were soon numbered after Italy lost to Sweden over a two-legged play-off, failing to beat their opposition in Milan and in doing so shocking the football world.

The Italian Football Federation have confirmed they are interested in rehiring Antonio Conte
The Italian Football Federation have confirmed they are interested in rehiring Antonio Conte

The Italian Football Federation have confirmed they are interested in rehiring Antonio Conte

The Azzurri are on the hunt for a replacement for the recently sacked Gian Piero Ventura
The Azzurri are on the hunt for a replacement for the recently sacked Gian Piero Ventura

The Azzurri are on the hunt for a replacement for the recently sacked Gian Piero Ventura

After parting ways with the manager, the Azzurri are now firmly on the hunt for a fresh replacement at the helm, and many within the country's FA are keen to see Conte reinstalled as national boss.

Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio has gone as far as to confirm Conte is a wanted man, addressing speculation this week regarding Ventura's successor.

Tavecchio told media, when asked about potential candidates such as Massimiliano Allegri or Roberto Mancini: 'Allegri and Mancini? You're getting warmer. Conte? Fire,' as report the Sun.

'We're looking for the best. They already have commitments until June from a contractual point of view.

Conte is well versed in national duties, having managed Italy between 2014 and 2016
Conte is well versed in national duties, having managed Italy between 2014 and 2016

Conte is well versed in national duties, having managed Italy between 2014 and 2016

'Then when we get to June, who will be free?

'The ones are Ancelotti, Conte, Allegri, Ranieri and Mancini. This is the truth of those available,' he added.

Conte is no stranger to national team duties, having managed Italy between 2014 and 2016, following three seasons at Juventus.

Despite winning the title in his first season with Chelsea, life for the Italian has been far from rosy ever since.

Conte spent large portions of the summer urging the Blues hierarchy to secure his transfer targets, claiming he didn't have a squad strong enough to launch a successful defence of the title.

The Italian has had issues with Chelsea this season and bemoaned a lack of key signings
The Italian has had issues with Chelsea this season and bemoaned a lack of key signings

The Italian has had issues with Chelsea this season and bemoaned a lack of key signings

The 48-year-old endured much of last season away from his family who remained at home in Italy, though their moving to London addressed this issue somewhat.

Strangely, Conte signed a new deal with Chelsea recently, though did not extend his contract through till 2021 as expected.

Conte's current deal, believed to be worth £19.2 million, will run until 2019. 

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