Tottenham’s ambitions of finishing in the top four of the Premier League took a major blow on Saturday as Tim Sherwood’s men were beaten 4-0 by London rivals Chelsea.
The White Hart Lane boss is widely expected to be judged by where the club finishes this season, with Sherwood’s job continually under scrutiny in the media.
Andre Villas-Boas felt the brunt of expectation in North London earlier this season as he was sacked, with the Portuguese trainer out of work since.
However, AVB has been full of praise for one of the men that have been linked with replacing Sherwood should the former midfielder fail to lead Spurs into the Champions League.
“Prandelli has changed something compared to the classic style of the Azzurri, proving they don’t just do catenaccio,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“This Italy side plays good football, attacks openly and I think this is how football ought to be played. I hope they go far.
“In the 1990s Serie A was the best League in the world, then scandals and financial problems saw it drop. It’s getting back on track, as you just have to look at Roma and Napoli playing great football, Milan in the Champions League and the progress at Juventus.”
AVB has been linked with plenty of clubs since his departure from Tottenham, but has stated that he wants to take time away from the game before jumping into his next project.
Prandelli could well leave his post with the Italian national side after the World Cup, and is widely acknowledged as one of the men in the North London clubs’ sights.
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