Giampiero Ventura has played down claims he will be appointed Antonio Conte's successor as coach of the Italian national team after the upcoming European Championship.
But while Ventura accepted he was "pleased" to be linked to the post, he insisted there is "nothing" in the reports.
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"I am pleased to be linked with the Italy job, as would any coach," Ventura told Tuttomercatoweb.
"However, there is concretely nothing in it with regards to the national team. We are talking about nothing."