Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he would be tempted by the prospect of coaching the Italian national team.
Ancelotti has never made no secret of his desire to manage an international team and he would love the chance to manage his country.
“When Roberto Donadoni ends his term I’d like to coach the national side,” Ancelotti told the Daily Record ahead of Italy’s meeting with Scotland on Wednesday.
Donadoni has come under pressure as Italy coach after a disappointing start to their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.
Donadoni replaced Marcello Lippi after the Azzurri’s World Cup success, but he has failed to convince the sceptics who, on his appointment, questioned whether he had sufficient experience for the job.
Italian Football Federation chief Luca Pancalli has backed Donadoni ahead of next week’s qualifier with Scotland.
“Roberto Donadoni has my complete trust and that of the entire squad,” said Pancalli.
“The Italian national team needs serenity and tranquillity, not for the alarm bells to start ringing.”