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Sporting de Gijon 1 - 2 Valencia: New Valencia boss Cesare Prandelli off to a winning start

Posted Sunday, October 16, 2016 by PA70 hits

Cesare Prandelli made a winning start to life as Valencia coach as they leapfrogged opponents Sporting Gijon and climbed out of LaLiga's bottom three with a 2-1 win at El Molinon. Mario Suarez's second and third goals for Los Che proved decisive as the former Italy coach enjoyed a positive beginning to his time in Spain. Carlos Castro's header cancelled out Suarez's first goal but he rifled in...Full Story »

Valencia vs Atletico de Madrid - Voro welcomes Prandelli appointment

Posted Sunday, October 02, 2016 by PA83 hits

Voro has welcomed the appointment of Cesare Prandelli as Valencia boss and hopes his players put on a good show for their new full-time head coach. Caretaker manager Voro delivered back-to-back LaLiga wins following Pako Ayestaran's dismissal, but the Valencia board has nevertheless opted to recruit former Italy and Fiorentina boss Prandelli. The 59-year-old signed a two-year deal on Saturday ...Full Story »

Anderlecht vs Galatasaray preview - Prandelli not fazed by critics

Posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by PA111 hits

Galatasaray coach Cesare Prandelli does not feel any extra pressure on his shoulders heading into Wednesday night's Champions League match with Anderlecht, despite the Turkish club's lacklustre start to the season. Gala are currently third in the Super Lig standings behind Besiktas and Fenerbahce, having slipped to a 3-0 defeat against Trabzonspor last weekend, and are bottom of Champions Leagu...Full Story »

Galatasaray vs Anderlecht preview - Prandelli wary of Anderlecht threat

Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by PA119 hits

Galatasaray coach Cesare Prandelli has refused to label his side's opening Champions League opponents Anderlecht as the weak link in Group D. The Turkish giants face an enviable task if they are to make it to the knockout stages for the third year in a row, having also been drawn in the same group as Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal. It means that a slip-up at home to Anderlecht is unthinkable fo...Full Story »

Italy boss Prandelli resigns after their World Cup exit

Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by hits

Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli has resigned after their World Cup exit. The Azzurri needed just a point to progress to the knockout stages from their final Group D clash with Uruguay but, in a controversial match, they were beaten 1-0 thanks to Diego Godin’s late goal. Prandelli announced at his post-match press conference: "I talked to the president of the federation and gave my re...Full Story »

Prandelli: Italy must improve

Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by Foxsports.com90 hits

Cesare Prandelli admits that his Italy side are 'not sharp enough yet' as they prepare to face England on Saturday. Warm-up matches have failed to provide the kind of preparation the Azzurri were hoping for, with an inability to generate positive results piling pressure on a squad that reached the final of Euro 2012. Prandelli concedes that there is plenty of room for improvement within his ...Full Story »

Prandelli explains striker selection

Posted Thursday, June 05, 2014 by Foxsports.com207 hits

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has explained why he did not select Giuseppe Rossi and Mattia Destro in his World Cup squad. Both strikers voiced frustration after failing to make the final cut, with the non-selection of Rossi after he recovered from injury a particularly contentious one. Prandelli said to "I didn't expect all these controversies. "I don't want to make judgements...Full Story »

New deal for Italy coach Prandelli

Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by Foxsports.com161 hits

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has signed a two-year contract extension and will remain in charge of the Azzurri until 2016. Prandelli's contract was set to run until after the World Cup in Brazil, but his new deal will take him through to the European Championship in France. Speaking at Italy's headquarters in Coverciano, Florence, on Monday, Prandelli said: "I'm late for the press conference...Full Story »

Prandelli: Italy return for Totti unlikely

Posted Monday, November 18, 2013 by YAHOO Sport131 hits

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has indicated that Francesco Totti will not return to the national team ahead of next year's World Cup. The Roma captain has not featured for his country since helping the Azzurri lift the trophy in Germany in 2006, but there has been mounting speculation that the 37-year-old forward was ready to come out of international retirement should he be called upon. Pran...Full Story »

Prandelli not dropping Balotelli from Italian squad

Posted Friday, October 04, 2013 by YAHOO Sport75 hits

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has dismissed the notion that Mario Balotelli's domestic ban could see him be omitted for this month's World Cup 2014 qualifiers against Denmark and Armenia. The AC Milan striker is serving a three-match ban for a sending off in Serie A, prompting speculation that his actions could have further implications on his selection for the Azzurri. Prandelli has previousl...Full Story »

Prandelli: I will not drop Balotelli

Posted Thursday, October 03, 2013 by Goal.com113 hits

The 56-year-old coach has shrugged off speculation suggesting that the Milan star could be dropped for the Azzurri in light of his three-game suspension for insulting an official Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has dismissed the notion that Mario Balotelli's domestic ban could see him be omitted for October's World Cup 2014 qualifiers with Denmark and Armenia this month. The AC Milan striker is ...Full Story »

Prandelli demands push for points

Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by Foxsports.com113 hits

Italy are yet hit their straps in Group B but coach Cesare Prandelli hopes they have enough motivation to clinch the points needed to make the 2014 World Cup. Victory at the Juventus Stadium against Czech Republic in Turin - which is hosting its first-ever Italy game - would guarantee the four-time world champions a place at next year's finals in Brazil. The Italians, who remain unbeaten in ...Full Story »

'Extraodinary' Buffon saved Italy - Prandelli

Posted Saturday, September 07, 2013 by Goal.com130 hits

The veteran keeper pulled off a number of stunning saves to preserve the Azzurri's 1-0 win over Bulgaria, leaving them just three points away from the World Cup Cesare Prandelli admits Italy were indebted to an "extraordinary" peformance from Gianluigi Buffon after the keeper's heroics enabled the Azzurri to beat Bulgaria 1-0 on Friday. Alberto Gilardino’s first-half goal gave Italy th...Full Story »

Italy coach Prandelli has "absolutely not" decided future

Posted Friday, September 06, 2013 by YAHOO Sport98 hits

Cesare Prandelli has "absolutely not decided" on his future as Italy coach, he said on Thursday while pouring cold water on speculation he would quit after next year's World Cup. The Italian media have spent the last two days debating possible successors for Prandelli who revived the team after their 2010 World Cup flop and led them to the Euro 2012 final. "As far as looking after my future is...Full Story »

Prandelli wants more chances for young Italian players

Posted Monday, September 02, 2013 by YAHOO Sport100 hits

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli wants the country's clubs to give more openings to young players and place less emphasis on signing foreigners, he said on Monday. While Italian clubs were busy patching up last minute deals on transfer deadline day, mainly involving foreign players, Prandelli suggested they could use more home-grown talent. "It was thought that the presence of so many foreigners c...Full Story »

Prandelli tips Juve to defend Scudetto

Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by Foxsports.com106 hits

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli believes that Juventus will be front runners to finish first in the Serie A this season after improving their squad over the summer. Juve sealed their second straight title under Antonio Conte last season nine points ahead of second-placed Napoli. With new signings like Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente to boost their attack, Prandeli believes that it will be tou...Full Story »

Japan will have edge over Italy, says Prandelli

Posted Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by YAHOO Sport123 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 17 (Reuters) - Japan are favourites to beat Italy in the Confederations Cup on Wednesday because of their Italian manager and the fact they have had more rest, according to Azzurri coach Cesare Prandelli. He believes Japan's Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni's familiarity with his compatriots might cause Italy problems."Japan will have the slight edge, I think, because t...Full Story »

'Balotelli needs to stop showing off his muscles' - Prandelli

Posted Monday, June 17, 2013 by Goal.com225 hits

The Italy coach told the striker to keep his shirt on to avoid picking up cheap bookings and reserved words of praise for Andrea Pirlo's display on his 100th cap Italy coach Cesare Prandelli advised Mario Balotelli to show a little more restraint in his goal celebrations after the striker’s winner during a 2-1 victory over Mexico in their Confederations Cup opener on Sunday. The AC Mil...Full Story »

Prandelli laughs off Balotelli claim

Posted Saturday, June 01, 2013 by Foxsports.com161 hits

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli and Mario Balotelli (L) speak during a training session. That's the message from Italy coach Cesare Prandelli a day after the striker was accused of drug dealing by a confessed member of the Neopolitan Camorra crime group. "It's intolerable to keep coming after him and dragging him into every situation,'' Prandelli told Italian state TV on Friday ahead of a friendl...Full Story »

Prandelli to experiment against San Marino

Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 by Foxsports.com108 hits

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli will experiment with his side in Friday night's friendly with San Marino in Bologna. The Azzurri face the minnows and then the Czech Republic in a World Cup qualifier a week later before heading to Brazil for the Confederations Cup. Friday's result is not in doubt against a team ranked joint 207th and last by FIFA, but Prandelli is keen to find out some more abou...Full Story »

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