Antonio Conte is the new favourite for the Italy job.

FIGC have been taking their time over replacing Cesare Prandelli, who resigned after the World Cup and has now taken charge of Galatasaray.

Conte is available after quitting Juventus this week and Gazzetta dello Sport says FIGC chiefs are eager to sound him out about the Azzurri job.

While Conte is ready to take time off away from the game, friends insist if the right offer comes along, he's prepared to jump back into management.

Former AC Milan and Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi will have big influence on the next Azzurri appointment in his role as technical director of the national youth teams.

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