A Surprising Turn Of Events Might Convince Cesare Prandelli To Stay With Italy

By Riccardo Di Julio
Cesare Prandelli
Picture provided by the FIGC official Facebook page

A lot has been said in the last months regarding the imminent goodbye of Cesare Prandelli from the Italian national team. As a matter of fact, ever since he announced that his adventure with the Azzurri would finish right after the World Cup in Brazil, the entire country has been continuously analyzing his potential successors.

Considering that the two main candidates to take on the job are no other than the questioned Massimiliano Allegri and Alberto Zaccheroni, succeeding the 56-year-old might be a very difficult job. Ever since he arrived to the Nazionale in 2010, Prandelli has been the right man in the right time.

He completely changed the face of the Azzurri both on and off the field. Most importantly, thanks to his innovative and elegant approach, he is the man who made it possible for the fans to fall in love with the team again. Not having him after the World Cup creates an uncertain future.

However, the destiny of the Nazionale might be going against an authentic life-changer in the next week, as Prandelli has said that he might change his mind about leaving, and instead decide to renew his contract for four more years. Without a doubt, this might be the greatest turn of events for the Azzurri for this year, with the only exception of an eventual World Cup triumph.

His decision will mostly depend if the FIGC will agree to meet his specific conditions and requirements. In a nutshell, Prandelli would like to revolutionize the role of the boss by obtaining much more responsibilities than he does now, especially considering his authority pertaining to the youth teams and Serie A clubs.

The entire country will be hoping and wishing for the federation to accept every single requirement Prandelli might present. Not only this would allow the coach to stay, but it would also benefit the Azzurri as they would be meeting great conditions regardless of the name of the coach.

Riccardo Di Julio is a Soccer Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Italcatenaccio and add him to your network on Google.

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