Rumours continue to circulate that Cesare Prandelli will quit after the World Cup, so Roberto Mancini and Max Allegri are in the frame for the Italy job.
The Coach refused to rule out an exit following the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, only telling journalists this in Monday’s Press conference.
“The moment we have mathematical certainty of qualification for the World Cup in Brazil, which for me is the only thing that counts, I will tell you my decision.”
It’s widely believed Prandelli will walk away for a position at a top club, so the race is on to find his successor.
Former Manchester City boss Mancini is the current hot favourite thanks to his experience in Italy and abroad.
Crucially, he is also unattached at the moment and would be available to prepare for this new role.
Allegri is also a very strong contender, as his Milan contract runs out in June 2014.
Luciano Spalletti can be considered an outside bet, as he is still tied down to Zenit St Petersburg.