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Mario Balotelli: Italy captain armband would be signal against racism

Italy striker Mario Balotelli said Sunday that giving him the captain’s armband would be a signal against racism in the country.

Alessandro Costacurta hails Mario Balotelli return, Roberto Mancini vows Italy ‘rebirth’

Top Italian FA official Alessandro Costacurta on Sunday welcomed Roberto Mancini's decision to recall Nice striker Mario Balotelli as the new Italy coach promised a "rebirth" of the national side.

Mario Balotelli handed Italy recall by new coach Roberto Mancini

Nice striker Mario Balotelli has been selected for three friendlies against Saudi Arabia, France and the Netherlands by new Italy coach Roberto Mancini.

Zenit Saint Petersburg agree Roberto Mancini exit as Italy loom

Italian Federation (FIGC) commissioner Roberto Fabbricini said last week Mancini, a former Man City and Inter Milan coach, had agreed in principle to become the next manager of four-time world champions Italy, who failed to qualify for the World Cup after defeat to Sweden in a two-leg playoff.

Roberto Mancini reaches agreement to coach Italy

Zenit Saint Petersburg manager Roberto Mancini has reached agreement to become the next Italy coach after accepting a pay cut to take the job, according to reports on Tuesday.

Carlo Tavecchio: Antonio Conte quit Italy for Chelsea amid funding cut

Former Italian FA (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio has said Antonio Conte would have stayed as Italy coach after Euro 2016 had it not been for a shortage of funds.

Reports: Roberto Mancini to become new Italy coach

Roberto Mancini has reached an agreement to become the next Italy coach, according to multiple media reports on Tuesday.

Carlo Ancelotti turns down Italy coaching job

Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after the four-time champions failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after losing to Sweden in a two-legged playoff in November.

Report: Carlo Ancelotti offered Italy job

Carlo Ancelotti has been offered the vacant role of head coach of the Italian national side, according to Sky.

Claudio Ranieri: I’ll be at Nantes next year

Claudio Ranieri has said he will stay at Ligue 1 club Nantes despite speculation linking him with the Italy job.

Fabio Capello leaves Chinese club Jiangsu Suning by mutual agreement

Former England manager Fabio Capello has left his role with Chinese club Jiangsu Suning by mutual agreement, according to Sky in Italy.

Andrea Belotti: I’ll only join a big club if I’m a starter

Andrea Belotti has warned any clubs that may be interested in signing him that he'll only leave Torino if he's a guaranteed starter.

Gianluigi Buffon: My presence in Italy squad will help successor search

Gianluigi Buffon says his presence in the latest Italy squad should help bring through his eventual successor as Italy No.1 and not hinder him.

Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon back for Argentina, England swansong

Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon has been called up by interim coach Luigi Di Biagio for friendlies against England and Argentina later this month.

Mario Balotelli: I am ready to return to Italy

Mario Balotelli says he is ready to return to Italy in the summer and would be interested in joining Juventus or Napoli.

Chelsea boss Conte best choice for Italy coach – Italian FA chief

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is Italy’s number one choice to take over as national coach, Italian federation vice-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta revealed on Tuesday.

Claudio Ranieri ready to quit Nantes

Claudio Ranieri, who led Leicester City to an unlikely English Premier League title, has revealed he is ready to quit French Ligue 1 club Nantes if he is asked to become Italy coach.

Italy appoint Luigi Di Biagio as interim coach

Italy Under-21 boss Luigi Di Biagio has been installed as interim head coach of his country's national team.

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