Disappointed Prandelli steps down.
Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli has announced his resignation following his side’s early exit from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The 56-year-old had been in the position since 2010, but he stepped down after Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat to Uruguay saw the Azzurri finish third in Group D.
Italian FA president Giancarlo Abete, who has also resigned, has said that he hopes Prandelli will reconsider his decision.
However, the former Fiorentina and Roma boss has made it clear that he will stand by his resignation.
Prandelli led his country to the final of Euro 2012.
BREAKING: Italy manager Cesare Prandelli has resigned. #ITA
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