Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

Luciano Spalletti will take the reins of the Italian national soccer team.

“The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has reached an agreement with Coach Spalletti to take charge of the national team and he will begin his duties on September 1,” the organization announced on its official website.스포츠토토

Spalletti began his coaching career at Empoli. He has since gained experience with AS Roma and Zenit St. Petersburg. The highlight was last season. Spalletti has been in charge of Napoli since 2021. Ahead of last season, he lost key players like Kalidou Koulibaly, Dries Mertens, and Lorenzo Insigne.

It wasn’t easy, but Spalletti’s Napoli didn’t falter. They didn’t spend a lot of money and brought in the right replacements. He brought in Kim Min-Jae to replace Koulibaly, and added the likes of Hvitsa Kvarachelia and Giovanni Simeone to the attack.

Napoli quickly surged to the top of the league from the start of the season and eventually reached the top of the Italian Serie A table. It had been 33 years since they had won the title since the 1989-90 season. Spalletti announced a break after lifting the trophy, but his job with the Italian national soccer team was about to take off. Roberto Mancini resigned as head coach on March 13, leaving the position vacant. Spalletti was appointed in his place.

Italy, ranked eighth in the FIFA rankings, is currently in Euro 2024 qualifying. The Azzurri, who are in Group C alongside England, Ukraine, North Macedonia, and Malta, are currently in third place with one point from two games. They lost 1-2 to England and beat Malta.

They will play North Macedonia and Ukraine during the A match in September.

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