Prandelli: Decision on my Italy future will be made before World Cup
Prandelli, who has less than a year left on his contract with the Italian Football Federation, is expected to head into club management after the tournament in Brazil next year.
“When we go to Brazil everyone will be aware of my future,” the former Fiorentina coach told La Repubblica.
“I will meet with the Federation, where we will talk with calmness.
“The fans still want me? That’s nice to know. I thank them as we have tried to bring the national side closer to the people.”
The Azzurri have already qualified for 2014 World Cup with two games to spare, giving Prandelli some extra time to experiment in upcoming matches.
“I’ll have an opportunity over the next few games to take a closer look at certain players who haven’t played that much.”
His plans are unlikely to feature Genoa playmaker Francesco Lodi despite his impressive start to the Serie A campaign.
“Lodi has had some extraordinary seasons, but for now I prefer to focus on Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti.”
Prandelli was also asked of his opinion on the chances of Italian clubs in Europe this season and the upturn in fortunes for Inter.
“Europe? All of our sides have the ability to do something significant this season, also because they have signed players with quality and temperament.”
“Inter can fight until the very end. They have quality, physical prowess and order.”
“I think the Derby d’Italia against Juventus showed that both clubs are working well. In general, I’m seeing some good quality football – Italian sides are offering some good things. It will be an interesting championship.”
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