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Maurizio Sarri, current coach of Lazio, recently spoke of the possibility of Luciano Spalletti taking charge of the Italian national team. For the Roma coach, the Tuscan technician is a good fit for the Squadra Azzurra.
“It’s clear that he has no experience of national teams, but it’s equally clear that he has the experience and knowledge to adapt very quickly,” Maurizio Sarri told TG1. The Italian Football Federation is also in favour of the idea. But one detail is holding up the deal. Spalletti has signed a release clause which bans him from exercising his right to sell for one year, unless he pays 3.2 million euros. A sum that the FIGC is not prepared to pay. Apart from Spalletti, Antonio Conte, who has been free since leaving Tottenham, also remains a serious candidate.