Hammers linked with former Italy boss


200px-Cesare_Prandelli_Euro_2012_vs_EnglandAccording to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, West Ham have made contact with Cesare Prandelli to enquire about his availability.

Prandelli started his managing career as youth team coach for Atalanta. He later spent two years with Parma before joining Roma which he left the team because of personal problems involving his wife, with her being seriously ill. Prandelli joined Fiorentina as manager in the summer of 2005 which he manged for five years achieving success.

He became head coach of the Italian national team after the 2010 World Cup resigning in June 2014 after a 1-0 defeat against Uruguay, which eliminated Italy from the World Cup in the group stage.

In July 2014, Prandelli became the manager of   Galatasaray taking over from the previous fellow Italian coach Roberto Mancini, signing a two-year contract. He only spent 147 days as the manager of Galatasaray, as he was sacked on 28th November 2014.

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  • mattefumi el loco says:

    Ahah… Please noooooooo!!! Prandelli and Balotelli as far as possible!

  • bubs says:

    No not for me all I read is problem and defeats just had 2 years of that,
    We can do better than this one

  • Quickdraw de Boer says:

    I bow to our Italian ambassador on this one

  • Stuck On 99 Forever! says:

    Ok Matte says noooooooooo,thats good enough for me 😉

  • bubs says:

    I would not mind Balotelli we have not had a mad Italian since Di Cannio,
    He doesn’t get injured every 5 mins and has that bit special to him when he turns up

  • Quickdraw de Boer says:

    According to a dodgy translation Italian site Tutto Mercato said London hypothesis for the former Italian national coach Cesare Prandelli . As reported by GazzettaTv West Ham probed the availability of the technician who gave the okay . Topping the list of possible successors to Sam Allardyce , however , it remains Frank De Boer .
    So hopefully the last bit is true

  • mattefumi likes the instability says:

    Bubs, believe me: Di canio is mad (in a positive way), Balotelli is mad (translation: he is an idiot). He played for Milan, he thinks to be Cristiano Ronaldo, but he’s exactly the opposite: lazy, he doesn’t run… yes he has good feet, but his hasn’t a brain… You know I love the “crazy players” (Rav, Di Canio, etc.), but Balotelli is a special case… Ask Liverpool what they think about Super Mario… not to mention the last World Cup, he was a ghost. That genius of Prandelli (his attitude to Balotelli it’s similar to that of Sam with Carroll) built our national football team around Balotelli and you’ve seen what Italy did… Ask Galatasaray what they think about Prandelli… lol 🙂 Super overrated player, he’s lucky to have Mino Raiola as agent… 😉

  • navajoHAMMER says:

    Looking forward to DeBoer being announced next week…

  • bubs says:

    You win Matte just trying to think outside the box Liverpool will let him go for 7 to 8 million
    Because they need to get rid,
    I just want to start the season with one more exciting player not just Valencia,
    But you know how I feel and you feel the same,

  • Twinkle Toes Nolan says:

    Geezer got sacked by Galatasary,nah,no thanks.Italy were **** in the world cup.Give this one a swerve!

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