Football. In an all-out crisis in terms of results, Italy has changed its national coach

Kiran Crowley will head Italy until 2024. (© Icon Sport)

Looking for victory in 6 Nations Championship Since 2015, the series of 32 lost in a row In this competition, the Italian national team tries everything in everything while hiring a new national coach. This is New Zealand Kieran Crowley Which replaces Franco Smith.

In position since November 2019, the latter would have initially remained as coach until the 2023 World Cup finals in France, except that the South African technician had not won the tournament’s lowest victory (10 defeats) in two years. However, it will gain the length since it is set High level rugby manager au sein de la FIR.

“We have a generation of talented young people.”

Behind him Crowley (60 years old, in August) is the club’s Italian coach Treviso (Pro 14) since 2016. He is also the former coach of Canada. He will take responsibility Blue team From this summer and Until 2024The Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) said this Wednesday, May 19.

“We have a generation of Talented young people, Who recently arrived on the international stage, and who, together with the most experienced players, possess all the qualities that must compose the backbone of Italy, “the concerned person explained in a press release.

Long live Italy Nightmarish 2021 6 Nations ChampionshipAnd ends again with Wooden spoon. Without a tournament win since 2015, this year also broke records for The largest number of points surrendered (239) andTests It earned (34) in competition, sparking controversy over its legality.

Marco Bortolami was promoted to Director Treviso

World champion in 1987 With th All blacks (19 caps), Crowley also played two seasons in Italy, in ParmaBetween 1982 and 1984. “With Kieran, we faced each other in 1987, when we both played in the first edition of the World Cup and Italy played the opening match against New Zealand,” said the Italian federation president and the previous third line from Azzurri. Marzio Innocenti. He added, “He did not play that match, but wrote that his path and the way of Italy will cross again,” expressing his “great confidence in the man to bring the Italian team back to a level that lives up to our base and our base.” International partners expect. “

Note that the former bitch Andrea Moretti (Zèbre) also integrates the technical supervision of the Italian team by becoming a coach for the strikers. On the side of Treviso’s Italian concession, the Crowley It has already been found because it will be the former international second streak Marco Portolami (40 years old, 112 caps) Passed Narbonne, Who will move up to the next level to become a manager of Benetton RugbyHe is the one who coaches the attackers since 2016.

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