After Roberto Mancini stepped down, Italy has chosen former Napoli head coach Luciano Spalletti to take over the managerial role. At the age of 64, Spalletti had previously left Napoli after securing their first Serie A championship in 33 years.
Although initially planning for a year-long break from football, Spalletti has quickly reversed his decision and returned to the sport.
Roberto Mancini, the former manager of Manchester City, resigned as Italy’s coach on August 13th. During his five-year tenure, he led the national team to success at Euro 2020, defeating England in a penalty shootout in the Wembley final. However, Italy did not qualify for the World Cup held the previous year.
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has announced that Luciano Spalletti will assume his new role on September 1st. FIGC president Gabriele Gravina expressed his satisfaction with this appointment, stating that Spalletti’s extensive experience and enthusiasm will be crucial for Italy’s upcoming challenges.
Spalletti’s managerial career spans various prestigious clubs, including Roma, Inter Milan, and a five-year period with the Russian club Zenit St Petersburg.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Managerial Transition
Who has been named as the new manager of Italy’s national football team?
Luciano Spalletti, the former boss of Napoli, has been chosen as the new manager of Italy’s national football team.
What was Luciano Spalletti’s previous achievement with Napoli?
Luciano Spalletti led Napoli to their first Serie A title in 33 years during his second season in charge.
Who was the previous manager of Italy’s national football team?
Roberto Mancini was the previous manager of Italy’s national football team. He resigned after leading the team for five years.
When did Roberto Mancini resign as Italy’s manager?
Roberto Mancini resigned as Italy’s manager on August 13th.
What was Italy’s recent significant victory under Roberto Mancini?
Under Roberto Mancini’s guidance, Italy won the Euro 2020 tournament by defeating England in the final on penalties.
Why did Luciano Spalletti initially plan to take a year-long break from football?
After leaving Napoli, Luciano Spalletti initially planned to take a year-long sabbatical from football.
When will Luciano Spalletti officially take charge of Italy’s national team?
Luciano Spalletti is set to officially take charge of Italy’s national team starting from September 1st.
What is the Italian Football Federation’s (FIGC) opinion about Luciano Spalletti’s appointment?
Gabriele Gravina, the president of FIGC, expressed satisfaction with Luciano Spalletti’s appointment, stating that his expertise and enthusiasm will be vital for Italy’s upcoming challenges.
Which other clubs has Luciano Spalletti managed during his career?
Apart from Napoli, Luciano Spalletti has managed clubs like Roma, Inter Milan, and Zenit St Petersburg during his managerial career.