Not even passed a few weeks after his breakup by Juventus and Antonio Conte has been appointed the new coach of the Squadra Azzurra.
Italy’s poor performance at the World Cup in Brazil has led Cesare Prandelli to split by the national team, and resigned after Sqaudra Azzurra was eliminated from the tournament since the group stage.
One of the candidates to take the job was Antonio Conte, tactician who managed to win three Serie A titles in a row with Juventus, but who split by the Bianconeri at the end of the previous season.
Taking advantage of this opportunity, the Italian Football Federation appointed Conte, which they have set new goals for the future.
“President (Carlo) Tavecchio and Antonio Conte spoke directly by phone to define the final aspects of the collaboration that will bind Antonio Conte to the FIGC until July 31, 2016,” an FIGC statement read.
“The new coach shared in the president Tavecchio’s vision to revitalise the national team and the project of training of new Azzurri players, and has a strong commitment towards the technical sector as coordinator of the youth teams.
“The contract between the FIGC and Antonio Conte provides compensation in line with the cost of the previous management, with a bonus for qualifying for Euro 2016, an added bonus in case of provement of at least five places in the FIFA rankings, and a third bonus in case of participation at the Euro 2016 finals.”