Italian national team boss Cesare Prandelli has praised Udinese, claiming the Zebrette are an example to follow.
Boasting impressive financial figures, consistent League finishes and the announcement of a new stadium, the Azzurri Coach has insisted that Francesco Guidolin's team are a fantastic club.
“It is a demonstration of what can be achieved with great management and football knowledge,” he told reporters.
“For years now, the company have put faith in a great Coach.”
The 55-year-old then commented on Antonio Di Natale's form and future.
“Di Natale is an extraordinary player. I have had the honour of training him for the national team.
“He is one of those players that gives you a unique emotion. I am convinced that he will continue to play.
“He is currently one of the best strikers around.”