Italian Football Federation president Giancarlo Abete has revealed that he wants Cesare Prandelli to maintain his position as head coach of the Italy national team, though a renewal is still yet to be discussed between the two parties.
The 56-year-old tactician has been widely expected to leave his job as Azzurri boss and return to coaching a club after this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, but it now seems that there’s a chance of him keeping his current postion if he wishes to do so.
Abete spoke to the press at a recent anti-doping conference and revealed that he’ll be meeting with Prandelli within the next few weeks to speak about the coach’s future with Italy.
“At the moment there is nothing new, but we’ll see within a couple of weeks,” said the FIGC president.
“We said that we would hold a meeting with Prandelli after the friendly with Spain, and we will.
“Our position on his future is clear, we want Prandelli to stay. When we meet, we’ll talk about his future from all points of view.”