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Donadoni wait almost over

25 Jun 2008 - 14:04:19

Italy coach Roberto Donadoni will discover his fate in the next few days, according to the Italian Football Federation.

The 44-year-old is widely expected to be axed following the Azzurri's struggle to qualify from the group stages at Euro 2008, before their eventual quarter-final exit at the hands of Spain on penalties.

World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi is rumoured to be considering returning to a post he left two years ago following Italy's success in Germany.

"At this point in time there's no news on the future of Donadoni," said a spokesman for the federation.

"In the next few days (president) Mr Abete will meet Donadoni and the pair will sit down and talk about his future as Italy coach.

"I don't know when it's going to be because nothing has been organised yet, but it'll be in the next few days.

"I can't tell you when it's going to be or even the formalities of it. All I can say is that it will happen soon."


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