Arrigo Sacchi doesn’t mince words about Luciano Spalletti

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Arrigo Sacchi confident about Luciano Spalletti

With just a few days to go before the start of Euro 2024 there is great curiosity around the Azzurri and the impact that he will have, on the national team that in Germany è will be called upon to defend the title won in the summer of 2021, the technical commissioner Luciano Spalletti, who will lead Italy from the bench. One of his predecessors, Arrigo Sacchi, è expressed himself in no uncertain terms in favor of the coach from Certaldo.

"The thing that gives me the most peace of mind is the presence of Spalletti – sentences, to 'La Gazzetta dello Sport' the former technical commissioner who with the national team took part in the 1994 World Cup and Euro 96 -. I think the coach is a great coach, capable of giving a game and a style to his teams, and he showed it with Napoli. And I also believe that, if the boys he has chosen for Euro follow him, Italy could give us a surprise".

"I wouldn’t be surprised if the Azzurri start immediately with the foot on the accelerator – added Sacchi -. We will play first with Albania, then with Spain and Croatia: all national teams to be held in the highest regard, to be faced with seriousness’and determination. The coachè s job is complicated: he has little time to prepare a difficult tournament like the Euro, but I am convinced that Spalletti is the right man in the right place".

Luciano Spalletti has been coaching the national team since August 2023, when the Italian Football Federation chose him to replace Roberto Mancini. That with the Azzurri è his first experience at national team level: at club level he has coached Empoli, Sampdoria, Venezia, Udinese, Ancona, Roma, Zenit, Inter and Napoli.

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