< ![CDATA[MILAN - Former Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi’s four mandate at the helm of Italy’s Youth Sector came to a close today: "I have to thank my assistant Maurizio Viscidi and the Federation,” said Sacchi, “who have decided to invest in youth in a country that does not believe it. ""I am disappointed to leave this position, which I care a lot about,” he confessed, “but I have a terrible opponent who I have managed to keep at bay for 22-23 years but now in the end is winning: stress. I advised the FIGC a year ago I would have left at the end of the four years. I was a good father as I neglected my daughter, and I do not want to do the same with my granddaughter, who was born two and half years ago. I am no longer a young man, my recovery time is longer. "Among the various positive results obtained from the National youth team in the last four years, the second-place finish at the European Under-21 Championship behind Spain still stands out. "We eliminated a team like the Netherlands,” said Sacchi, “and five of the Dutch players turned out in the semi-final of the World Cup in Brazil. In these four years we have worked very hard, we tried to give the kids their own space, and an international outlook. Youngtsers like De Sciglio, Florenzi, Insigne and Immobile have shown their worth in Serie A, while others like Verratti, Caldirola, Donati, Fausto Rossi, passed from Serie B to some of the most important foreign clubs."]]>