Italy will not be attending the World Cup for the first time in 60 years

Italy will not be attending the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.  Making it also a first for a major tournament since the Euro in 1992 after being beaten by Sweden in a two-legged qualification play-off.

it is widely expected that the team’s manager Giampiero Ventura will be fired or resign in the coming days.

The Italian football association (FIGC) has supposedly spoken with Carlo Ancelotti about taking over as national team manager following their devastating letdown to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

According to Italian broadcaster Premium Sport, the FIGC is already looking for the hunt for a new head coach, Ancelotti being the prime target.

Ancelotti, 58, who has a long and distinguished career in club management on his CV, is currently unemployed after being released by Bayern Munich this past September.

He has played and represented his country 26 times and has also gone on to win league titles across Europe with some of the world’s biggest clubs as a manager including

AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich. He has also won three championship leagues.

Italy is set to play their next match in March against England and Argentina, prior to their opening UEFA Nations League campaign and Euro 2020 qualifiers.

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