Giampiero Ventura
Giampiero Ventura

Giampiero Ventura has been officially unveiled as Italy’s new manager on a two-year contract designed to make sure the Azzurri qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Ventura replaces Antonio Conte, who led Italy to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 before taking over at Premier League giants Chelsea.

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His first game in charge of Italy will be a friendly against beaten Euro 2016 finalists France in Bari on September 1.

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