Mangia hired as new coach of Italy under-21s
Devis Mangia has been hired as Italy’s under-21 coach, replacing
Mangia described the job Wednesday as ”one of the most
prestigious in Italian football” and says ”it is a sign of great
esteem and responsibility, I’m really happy.”
Mangia has vowed to follow the model of Italy’s senior team
coach Cesare Prandelli, who guided the Azzurri to the European
Championship final last month.
The 38-year-old Mangia was last in charge of Palermo. He took
over the club at the end of August last year, initially on a
temporary basis, but a string of impressive results saw him sign a
permanent deal on Nov. 4. However, he was sacked just over a month
Ferrara left to take over Sampdoria this month.