Chelsea's Antonio Conte rules himself out of Italy job

Updated: Feb 05, 2018, 19:29 IST | AFP

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has ruled himself out as Italy coach but interim boss Luigi Di Biagio could be an option, Italian football federation (FIGC) assistant commissioner Alessandro Costacurta said

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte 

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has ruled himself out as Italy coach but interim boss Luigi Di Biagio could be an option, Italian football federation (FIGC) assistant commissioner Alessandro Costacurta said on Sunday.

Former AC Milan star Costacurta has been given the task of finding a replacement for Gian Piero Ventura who was sacked after Italy's embarrassing World Cup exit. "Antonio Conte has pulled out," Costacurta said, adding that Italy Under-21 coach Di Biagio, in charge for friendlies against Argentina and England next month, could be handed more than just an interim role.

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