Azzurri boss calm over future
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli admits he misses club football but refused to be drawn on his future ahead of Sunday's Euro 2012 final.
Prandelli's stock is on the rise after he guided the Azzurri out of a difficult Euro 2012 group and all the way to the final against holders Spain. Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli was the hero in Thursday's semi-final in Warsaw, his two goals sealing a 2-1 win over much-fancied Germany. Prior to his appointment as Italy coach Prandelli enjoyed five successful seasons with Serie A outfit Fiorentina and he admits he misses the day-to-day life of club football. However, he would not be drawn further on his future, choosing instead to focus on Sunday's clash with the world champions, where he insists his side are underdogs. "Listen, I've had my phone on and I've not had a call," said the 54-year-old. "I've said before, I've got a great relationship with the Italian Football Federation and I love the shirt. "I do miss the everyday aspect of club football, of course, but that's as far as it goes. Prandelli added: "There's great satisfaction here because everyone has put so much work into this. But Spain will go into the game as favourites. "They've been working on this for many years and have dominated every single contest. "They are a brilliant side."