Yesterday evening former Juventus coach, Antonio Conte, was named the new head coach of the Italian national team, and I feel this is the right move.
Since his sudden resignation from the Bianconeri bench, Conte had been rumoured to make the switch abroad, with Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco a particular contender to swoop him up. However, just hours after Carlo Tavecchio’s appointment as FIGC president, Conte was named the new Azzurri tactician.
This is fantastic for Italian football! In my opinion, Conte has redefined the image of Italian football, by implementing an attacking and adaptable 3-5-2 formation that has brushed away some of the ‘catenaccio’ critics.
Conte helped turned around Juventus and had a positive impact in helping return Italian football to its former glory.
In charge of the national team, he can restore the lost and dented pride of the Azzurri and that will start with qualifying for the 2016 European Championships.