Official: Former Juventus Boss Ciro Ferrara Appointed As Italy Under-21 Coach

Ciro Ferrara is the new Italy under-21 boss, the FIGC have announced. He replaces Pierluigi Casiraghi, who left on Wednesday, and has signed a three-year deal.
Ciro Ferrara has been appointed as the new coach of the Italy under-21 side, the FIGC said in a statement on Friday.

The note reads:

"Ciro Ferrara is the new coach of the national Under-21 side.

"It was announced today by the president of the FIGC Giancarlo Abete after meeting with Demetrio Albertini, and technical coordinator of the youth sector Arrigo Sacchi.

"He will be assisted by Angelo Peruzzi. They FIGC will be perfecting his contract which will expire in 2013."

Ferrara was relieved of his position as Juventus coach in February after nine months in charge.

However, he has experience of working with young players as he was the Bianconeri's former youth team coach.

He also worked alongside Angelo Peruzzi as a player and won a Champions League with him at Juventus.

Pierluigi Casiraghi left his post by mutual consent earlier this week after failing to guide the team into the 2011 European Championships and 2012 London Olympics.

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