Prandelli named to coach Italy after World Cup

Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli has agreed to take over from Marcello Lippi as coach of the Italian national team after the World Cup in South Africa, an Italian soccer federation spokesman said.

Last Updated: May 30, 2010, 18:34 PM IST

Milan: Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli has agreed to take over from Marcello Lippi as coach of the Italian national team after the World Cup in South Africa, an Italian soccer federation spokesman said.

"Prandelli will be coach for four-years," the spokesman said, explaining that the accord had been reached between Prandelli and Federation President Giancarlo Abete.

"Prandelli will be officially presented as Italy`s coach after the World Cup", the spokesman said.

He added that the financial details and the composition of Prandelli`s back-up staff still needed to be ironed out.
Bureau Report