Christian Panucci is the new coach of the Albanian national team
The new coach of the Albanian national team, following Gianni de Biasi’s departure, will once again be an Italian, Christian Panucci.
This was confirmed today during a joint press conference with the President of the Albanian Football Association, Armand Duka.
The latter expressed his conviction that Panucci was the right name for the Albanian national team, while his objective remains the qualification of the team in the Euro 2020.
“One of the biggest names in world football, an important figure of Italian football, with lots of experience as a player and perhaps a modest experience as a coach. I’m sure we have made the right choice with the new coach and we will do everything to qualify in the Euro 2020”, Duka said.
On his part, the new coach of the national team said that Albania has a very good team.
“I’m looking forward to starting working. My only important objective is to qualify for 2020 and we have all chances to make it”, Panucci said.
Meanwhile, he praised the work done by his predecessor, Gianni De Biasi.
“De Biasi made history with Albania and I will try to make another history with this team. It is hard, but I’m convinced that we will make it. The group that De Biasi formed improved the level of Albanian football”, he added.