Cesare Prandelli ends Tottenham speculation with new Italy contract

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Cesare Prandelli has agreed another 24 months on his deal to manage the Azzurri, ending fleeting speculation he could be bound for White Hart Lane.

After this summer’s World Cup, a host of national teams will surely change their head coach depending on their respective fortunes in Brazil.

One man that will be staying on regardless of performance at the tournament is Cesare Prandelli, who has extended his deal as Italy boss.

The experienced former Fiorentina coach has agreed a new two-year extension to his current deal.

Italy’s faith in Prandelli will surely give him confidence going into the tournament, where they feature in Group D against England.

With Tottenham sacking Tim Sherwood at the end of the 2013-14 campaign, the North London side have been in the market for a new boss ahead of next season.

Although the latest reports suggest that Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino is the frontrunner, Prandelli was heavily linked in the Italian press as being someone that Spurs had eyes on.

With fellow target Louis van Gaal signing with Manchester United and the case for Frank de Boer going cold, Pochettino’s appointment at White Hart Lane is looking much more likely.

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