Tuesday November 19 2013
Prandelli talks set for spring

Italian Football Federation chief Giancarlo Abete says talks regarding the future of boss Cesare Prandelli are still at least four months away.

Prandelli is only contracted to the FIGC until the World Cup in Brazil ends, at which point he is expected to return to club football.

“We’ll talk to Cesare around March or April,” Abete noted. “I hope he can remain with us because he has done very well up to this point.”

The tactician took charge of his 50th international tie last night as Italy drew 2-2 with Nigeria in London.

The former Fiorentina and Parma boss replaced Marcello Lippi on the bench after the country’s disastrous showing at South Africa 2010.

Italy finished as runner-ups under Prandelli at the 2012 European Championship.

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