PRANDELLI TO GO ON BEYOND EUROS

Cesare Prandelli will continue as Italy coach regardless of how well they do at Euro 2012.

Last Updated: 14/05/12 at 16:12 Post Comment

Cesare Prandelli: Contracted until 2014

Cesare Prandelli: Contracted until 2014

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Cesare Prandelli will continue as Italy coach regardless of how well they perform at Euro 2012, according to the country's football federation.

The former Fiorentina boss has been in charge since 2010 following the departure of Marcello Lippi and is under contract until 2014.

Italy went unbeaten in qualifying to boost their hopes of success in Ukraine and Poland.

"Prandelli's continuation is not dependent on the outcome of the European Championship," Italy Football Federation president Giancarlo Abete said.

Prandelli is realistic, however, and believes a poor showing could lead to his exit as coach.

"I have a contract with the national team until 2014 and I want to respect it," he said. "But I will be tested for results at the Euros just like every other coach."

Italy are in Group C and their first game is against the defending world and European champions Spain. They also face Croatia and the Republic of Ireland, a side led by former Italy coach Giovanni Trapattoni.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Eden Hazard lands PFA Player of the Year award

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been named the PFA Player of the Year.

Harry Kane lands PFA Young Player of the Year award

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been named the PFA Young Player of the Year.

Arsene Wenger says it is impossible for Chelsea to lose title

Arsene Wenger believes it is just a matter of time before Chelsea are crowned champions after their 0-0 draw at Arsenal.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company