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Luciano Spalletti, Italy’s national coach, in an interview on RAI2’s “Année de Sport” program, touched on a number of footballing topics. Among other things, he made a daring comparison between FIGC president Gabriele Gravina and his former employer, Napoli’s Aurelio De Laurentiis.
“Gravina and De Laurentiis are like night and day. One is an entrepreneur, the other has always been a footballer, so it’s true that there are different approaches. But they are both undeniably successful presidents. They do important things for our soccer. What I liked most about Gravina was that he always made me feel at ease, showing me esteem and putting the values of Italian soccer and youth at the center,” said the Tuscan coach.