Italian Serie A
Italy coach Antonio Conte would like to see more done by club coaches to ensure Italian players are getting more regular game time.
The former Juventus coach met with 15 of his colleagues from Serie A clubs on Tuesday and told them he wants to see more Italian talent on the field each weekend. If they cannot oblige, he has asked them to ensure the players he can select his squads from still get a good run-out each weekend to keep them in shape.
"I pointed out to them that, out of 23, only eight to...
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says football has become more about money than tactics and that individual quality counts more now than it ever did before.
In an interview with Italy's La Repubblica newspaper, Allegri suggested that if you do not have the best players in the world, even the best coach will have his hands tied. He said his role in the modern game has transformed, which is one of the reasons Italian football has been left behind.
Allegri argued that Serie A football still bases...
In a week that saw Parma sell out in a desperate bid to secure their Serie A survival, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis insists he will not abandon the challenge of restoring his own club's fortunes.
The Gialloblu arrive at the Stadio San Paolo on Thursday night under the ownership of Piacenza-based jeweller Dr Pietro Doca, who has assumed control of the top flight's basement boys at a time of great turmoil.
Not only are Parma rooted to the bottom of the table with only six points from 15 games,...
Massimiliano Allegri has ordered Juventus to snap out of their toothless slumber with a convincing victory at Cagliari on Thursday evening.
The reigning Serie A champions have allowed title rivals Roma to cut their advantage at the top to a single point by struggling through back-to-back draws with Fiorentina and Sampdoria.
Allegri's men were uncharacteristically sluggish against Samp and conceded a second-half equaliser in Turin.
Their next opponents, who are coached by the notoriously attack-minded...