Nantes coach, Claudio Ranieri is not ruling out the possibility of coaching Italy, after they missed out on the World Cup.
Italy sacked Gian Piero Ventura, after Italy missed out of the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
The Italian Federation is looking for a replacement in earnest and former Leicester manager, Ranieri is not backing out.
“Would I be the Italy coach? I would have to think about it, but it doesn’t only depend on me, as I have a contract with Nantes and a president who I would have to talk to,” the 66-year-old told Sky Sport Italia .
“I read names like Max Allegri, Antonio Conte and Carlo Ancelotti. I say that right now they need to think carefully about what to do next. Whoever they get from that list will be excellent.
“I think that in Italy the situation of the coach is almost secondary, because we have hit rock bottom and need things to change. There are interesting young players and we will get back on our feet.
“Italy hadn’t missed the World Cup for 60 years, but at times you need to hit rock bottom to get back on your feet.”