With their disastrous World Cup campaign behind them, Italy must quickly move on to the future as the new season looms ever closer.
Yet to appoint a new president of their football federation, the Azzurri will soon be launched into the quest for qualification for Euro 2016.
The new coach—also still to be named following the resignation of Cesare Prandelli—will have to make instant improvements to the team which so drastically collapsed in Brazil this summer.
Having watched the former Fiorentina boss try out a wealth of formations, the new boss will likely need new players in the squad to achieve his aims.
Over the following pages are five names Italy should add to the squad, ranked in order of the impact their presence should have on the side's on-field performance.
These players could perhaps have helped avoid the embarrassment suffered this summer and may well prove to be central to the future of the national side.