Friday February 14 2014
Maldini backs Allegri for Italy

Cesare Maldini believes that Massimiliano Allegri could be the man to take over the Italian national team after the World Cup.

Cesare Prandelli’s future with the Azzurri has been in some doubt, with reports suggesting that the former Fiorentina Coach could step down from the position post-Brazil.

The man himself has refused to comment on the issue as yet, but ex-Italy boss Maldini, who took charge of the national team at World Cup 1998, believes that the one-time Milan tactician is the right man for the job.

“Allegri could be the man? Why not,” he told Calcio News. “Max was in charge at Milan for three-and-a-half seasons, won a championship and has been able to take charge during a tough period.

“I know the modus operandi of the Federation, and I know they choose from a wide range of candidates.

“If Prandelli were to leave, I think Allegri would be the right man, without a doubt.”

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