11 July 2014 07:16
Former Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is waiting to decide whether he would take on the Italy job.
The 46-year-old was sacked by Milan in January but remains one of the favourites to replace Cesare Prandelli, who resigned after Italy’s poor FIFA World Cup campaign.
Allegri said there were several tacticians who were good enough to be in charge of the national team, but he is yet to decide if he could be one.
“There are many coaches who are capable of doing the Italy job,” he was quoted as saying by Football Italia.
“Would I be up for it? There’s no point discussing it now, as they still haven’t decided who the new president of the federation will be.
“It isn’t a total disaster, as Italy are capable of excelling in any sport.”
Asked about Sunday’s World Cup final between Germany and Argentina, Allegri said the two teams had taken different approaches in Brazil.
“Germany focused on good football, whereas Argentina set aside spectacle and conceded very little, relying on their champions Leo Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel di Maria,” he said.