National football teams, it’s time for nominations: from Buffon to Barzagli. Here are all the names at stake


By John

Time to appointments in Figc. From the idea Buffon in the staff of the senior national team, to that of the successor of Milena Bertolini. While waiting for the federal council on Friday (convened at 11.30), rumors, names and suggestions are chasing each other. Italdonne’s elimination from the World Cup was the last appearance on the bench for the Azzurre coach, who has been in charge since 2017 with a contract expiring on August 31st and which will not be renewed. Who will sit in his seat has not yet been announced: it is very likely that it will be assigned to a man. Why later the nos of Alberigo Evani and Roberto Venturato, who in the past had received the offer to lead the blues, several names are chasing each other for the women’s bench. In the past few days, rumors about those of the Juventus and Roma women’s coaches had been circulating, Joe Montemurro and Alessandro Spugna, indiscretions which, however, have not found confirmation. And among the names that circulate, those of Andrea Stramaccioni and also that of Paolo Nicolatoreturning from the leadership of the Under 21 team and from the failure to qualify for the Olympics which led him to farewell.

However, these are days of consultations in the FIGC for new appointments and they do not only concern the bench of the women’s national team. News in sight also in Roberto Mancini’s Italy. Having said goodbye to Evani, he should join the blue coach’s staff Andrea BarzagliWhile Alberto Bollini, fresh from his great victory at the U.19 European Championships, is preparing to be promoted to coach’s deputy. Waterfall Carmine Nunziatavice world champion with the Under 20 is ready to replace Nicolato who has left the leadership of the Under 21. He should arrive at the Under 20 Atilius Lombard while the current coach of the under 17, Bernard Corradi should be promoted to Under 19. Another very hot name in the last few hours is that of Gigi Buffon, who has just announced his retirement from playing football. Many would like him in blue, perhaps in the role of head of delegation that belonged to Gianluca Vialli. But for the moment it remains a suggestion even if there have been contacts with via Allegri. Even the nominations of the national teams will end up on the table of the FIGC board scheduled for Friday: a meeting in which the FIGC’s ok should arrive for the registration of the second Atalanta team in the Serie C championship.