Tuesday July 8 2014
Prandelli at Gala to win

Cesare Prandelli insists his decision to join Galatasaray was a footballing one and that he wants to create a winning team.

The 56-year-old was speaking at a Press conference to announce his unveiling as boss of the Turkish giants, just two weeks after he resigned as Coach of Italy.

“I thank Galatasaray and the President Unal, a person I got on with from the very beginning,” Prandelli told reporters.

“He is a charismatic person who looks into your eyes when he speaks to you. My decision was a sporting one in order to create a winning project.

“This club has a very rich history but we have an important future ahead of us. The project has the target of creating a winning team, playing good but also efficient football.

“I visited the sports centre yesterday. There is great organisation, competent and prepared people and all the ingredients in order to work well.

“The President told me that he wants to add the fourth star [for the 20th League title]. That shows that the club wants to win.

“Formation? We will not be restricted by only playing one of a three or four-man defence."

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