Antonio Conte guided Italy to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, where they were beaten on penalties by Germany, and this has led many to call the Chelsea coach to take back the national team job after Italy’s woeful qualifying campaign.
Giampiero Ventura was relieved of his duties after being unable to lead Italy to the World Cup, for the first time in 60 years, leading fans to speculate over who will look to restore the 2006 world champions to their former glory.
Former Middlesbrough and Italy striker Fabrizio Ravanelli wants Conte to be brought back as the national team boss.
“I’d bend over backward to get Antonio Conte back,” Ravanelli told Tuttomercatoweb.
“I’d try to convince him in every way, because what he did with the national team was something great.
“He’s an innovator, and he really knows how to rebuild the whole environment.
“That’s how Germany did really well. The Azzurri shirt is something you have to sweat for and earn.”