MILAN - Former Juventus coach Ciro Ferrara
has agreed to take over Italy's Under-21 side following
Pierluigi Casiraghi's departure.
"In the coming hours his contract will be sorted out and it
will run until 2013," an Italian federation statement said on
Casiraghi left by mutual consent on Wednesday after last
week's playoff defeat by Belarus which meant Italy missed out on
next year's European Championship and the London 2012 Olympics.
Ferrara was sacked by Juve in January after a woeful
half-season in charge. It was his first top-flight coaching job
after he previously worked as Italy assistant manager and Juve
The former Italy and Juve defender will be assisted in his
new job by former Azzurri goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi and has a
challenge on his hands given the country is strugglig to produce
good young players.
Their World Cup flop as holders led to the federation
drafting in Roberto Baggio as technical director and Arrigo
Sacchi as head of youth development.
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