Prandelli hints at Italy departure after final

29 June 2012 05:47

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli hinted on Friday he may not look to stay at the helm after Sunday's Euro 2012 final against holders Spain, saying he had found the job gruelling against a backdrop of match-fixing allegations in his homeland.

"These past two months have been difficult - aside from my excellent rapport with the team and the Federation. (But) these two months have weighed heavily on me and there is not the serenity which I was looking for," Prandelli said.

Prandelli has walked away from a coaching post before when in the 2004/05 season he left the Roma job just a few days after taking over because his wife was seriously ill.

Source: AFP