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Baggio expected to return and help La Nazionale...

Italy legend Roberto Baggio is set to make a surprising return to the Azzurri establishment to help freshen up the FIGC's player development arm.

Il Corriere dello Sport reports the Italian FA have approached Baggio and offered him the role to become president of the technical sector.

And the former playmaker gave his availability to FA chief Giancarlo Abete during an informal phone call.

All that remains now is for the bureaucratic wheels to start turning. A face-to-face meeting between both men is planned in Rome and the feeling is an agreement over his appointment will be reached.

Italy's failure at the 2010 World Cup has led to the Italian FA taking drastic measures to help revive the national game, including the reduction of signing non-EU players from two to one per season in an attempt to focus on home-grown talent.

Baggio's appointment will help that cause as he will be tasked with developing the technical sector, paying particular attention to youth football in Italy.

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