Galatasaray in talks with Italy coach

Galatasaray

Turkish giants Galatasaray have issued a statement confirming that they have begun talks with Cesare Prandelli, just days after he quit the Italy bench.

Cesare Prandelli might be ready to move on from Italy's World Cup disappointment faster than anyone could have predicted.

The former Fiorentina coach renewed his contract with the Italian Football Federation prior to the World Cup, but made a U-turn and handed in his resignation after a group stage elimination.

Prandelli had stated that he would have taken a Sabbatical from football until he renewed his deal to coach Italy, but it seems he may be ready to move straight on to a new challenge.

Turkish side Galatasaray have issued a statement confirming that they have opened talks with Prandelli in the hope of convincing him to take the job.

Fellow countryman Roberto Mancini had been on the bench, but he is being widely tipped to take over the Italy job in  a rare swap of roles.

The Corriere della Sera yesterday predicted that Prandelli would immediately bounce back into coaching by taking over at Galatasaray and believes he is just a small step away from agreeing the move.

Prandelli led Italy to the final of Euro 2012 but he came in for some heavy criticism after a disappointing World Cup with many pundits suggesting he got the tactics wrong.

Others felt that the coach's decision to leave Fiorentina marksman Giuseppe Rossi at home due to injury fears may have been costly.

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