Galatasaray were reportedly in talks with David Moyes before appointing Cesare Prandelli…
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Turkish giants Galatasaray have announced the appointment of Cesare Prandelli as their new manager, according to reports on BBC Sport.
Prandelli was recently at the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Italy, but resigned after his team failed to get through the group stage – losing to both Costa Rica and Uruguay after an opening match win over England.
His resignation came despite him having two years left on his contract and his impressive record, which saw him lose just four competitive games as Azzurri manager inside 90 minutes.
The 56-year-old Italian, who replaced Marcello Lippi as his country’s national boss following the 2010 World Cup, led his team to the Euro 2012 final and third place in last summer’s Confederations Cup.
He replaces former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, who lasted just a single season in the job. Prandelli will be Galatasaray’s eleventh permanent boss in the last ten years.
Galatasaray revealed recently that their search for a new manager had involved an “exchange of ideas” with former Manchester United manager David Moyes.
A spokesman for the club also said Germany coach Joachim Low and USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann were among their top targets, before they opted for the former Parma and Fiorentina boss.