Patrizia Panico will make history today when she sits on the bench as coach in charge of the Italian male under-16 national team in Northern City of Verona.
The 42-year-old former Italian player who ended her playing career a year ago will become the first woman to lead an Italian male side when Italy take on Germany.The Italian all-time highest goal scorer believes that it will not be like a novelty match when she takes charge today.
Italy is one of the most recognized football nation in the world, completing this feat is an honour.
Patrizia was quoted to have said: “To be the first female on the bench of a men’s national team is certainly a great achievement and I like to think that my first time could also represent the first time for any of my colleagues. This is just the beginning, not the point of arrival.