The FIGC have confirmed that former Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti has been appointed as head coach of the Italian national team. The news was expected to be announced very soon after La Gazzetta dello Sport announced that a deal was close to being agreed. The FIGC have now confirmed Spalletti’s appointment via a statement on their official website:
The Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio) announces that it has reached an agreement with Luciano Spalletti for the position of head coach of the Italian national team. The Tuscan coach will take up the post from Sept. 1, 2023, and the official presentation will take place at the Azzurri’s gathering, scheduled for early September, at the Centro Tecnico Federale in Coverciano.
“We welcome Spalletti,” says FIGC President Gabriele Gravina, “the national team needed a great coach and I am very happy that he has accepted the technical leadership of the Azzurri. His enthusiasm and expertise will be fundamental for the challenges that await Italy in the coming months.”