Sport Mediaset report this afternoon that Roberto Mancini is the favourite to succeed Cesare Prandelli as Italian national team Coach.
Prandelli resigned immediately after the Azzurri’s 1-0 loss to Uruguay on Tuesday that saw them crash out of the World Cup.
Several names were in the frame following the loss, with Mancini, Massimiliano Allegri, Luciano Spalletti and Alberto Zaccheroni thought to be in the frame.
However, the station insists that the former Galatasaray boss is at the front of the queue to take over the national team.
It was suggested that the ex-striker was going to cost the FIGC too much money, however, Mediaset believe that Mancini has lowered his demands in order to take the reins.
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