Patrizia Panico is taking giant steps in the world of men's football. The former footballer joined the Italy Under 21 staff. Before her, in 1999, Carolina Morace even managed to coach a men's team, Viterbese in Serie C.
The development of women's football in Italy also passes through the growth of its technicians. Patrizia Panico is in the footsteps of Carolina Morace, a former player who went as far as the men's Serie C, where she coached the Viterbese of the patron Gaucci.
Panico, who is already the Italian Under 15 men's coach, has taken an important step forward by joining the Italian Under 21 men's coaching staff, where she will work alongside coach Nicolato.
The technical cadres of the men's national youth teams have been defined and will resume their respective international activities in the coming months:
the main novelty is the inclusion of Patrizia Panico, also confirmed as Under 15 coach, in the Under 21 staff, where she joins Mirco Gasparetto in Paolo Nicolato's staff.
In the 7 men's national youth teams the technicians, all confirmed, were divided by the coordinator Maurizio Viscidi with some changes:
Alberto Bollini will lead the Under 20 team, the team that in September in Veneto will face the elite round of the 2020 Under-19 European Championship postponed due to the Covid epidemic but not canceled like the other continental competitions as a qualifying tournament for the World Cup FIFA Under 20 expected in 2021 in Indonesia.
Carmine Nunziata passes from Under 17 to Under 19, which will enter the game in the 2021 European Championship from November with the first qualifying phase.
Bernardo Corradi takes over the leadership of the Under 17 team, another formation that will be involved in the UEFA European Championship in the coming months and with him will have Daniele Zoratto on the staff, confirmed at the Under 16.
Finally, Daniele Franceschini goes to the Under 18 team, returning from a brilliant first part of the season with the Under 20 team. (Source ANSA).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano