Cannavaro is a strong candidate to replace Mancini


The elimination of Italy in the play-off round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the European zone after losing 0-1 to North Macedonia on Friday (25/3) made Roberto Mancini’s position into question. The 57-year-old coach is in danger of losing his job.

Mancini’s contract with the FIGC itself will only expire in 2026. However, the contract is likely to expire early after Italy’s failure to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup finals.

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has said he will not sack Mancini. This leaves Macini the one who will decide whether to continue with his duties in the Azzurri or not.

If Mancini decides to leave, the name Fabio Cannavaro by the mass media in Italy is widely rumored to be the successor. Cannavaro started his coaching career in China but terminated his contract with Guangzhou FC last September.

The Italy captain when he won the 2006 World Cup is said to have been in talks with Everton, Watford and the Polish national team over the past few months. Mentioned. If he becomes coach of the Italian national team, Cannavaro will invite former Italy coach Marcello Lippi to join Cannavaro as technical director of the team. (Footballitalia/OL-15)