Wednesday September 25 2013
Guidolin: I won’t be Italy boss

Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin is tempted by international management, but he doesn’t expect to be Cesare Prandelli’s successor with Italy.

The latter is set to stand down after the 2014 World Cup Finals in favour of a return to club football.

Numerous tacticians have been linked the Azzurri bench as a result, but the former Parma tactician doesn’t think the Italian Football Federation will contact him.

“The Italy job will not be handed to me,” the 57-year-old told Mediaset after the 1-0 win over Genoa on Tuesday.

“Saying that, I would like to take charge of a national side. It would be very interesting work and would allow me to go and work abroad.”

Guidolin has often said that Udinese will be his last club in Italy. He’s already worked abroad in the past when he was handed the Monaco bench during 2005-06.