Luciano Spalletti set to become new Italy boss

Former Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti is expected to become the new Italy boss and replace Roberto Mancini at the helm of affairs.

La Gazzetta dello Sport state that Spalletti has agreed to manage Italy, who are expected to announce the move tomorrow. Yesterday evening, an opening was reached to hire the Italian and today, FIGC President Gabriele Gravina and Spalletti will have a face to face meeting where they will discuss ideas around the project.

He will likely be presented as the manager on Monday, with Spalletti’s desire to manage Italy never in question ever since first contact was made between the two parties. Napoli’s insistence for FIGC to pay the termination fee of Spalletti’s contract has annoyed the manager, who sees the Italy opportunity as one that he doesn’t want to miss.

Today’s meeting with Gravina will dissolve any doubts around the project and it is likely that Spalletti will manage at the Euros in 2024 and in the World Cup in 2026. 





Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN

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