Spurs Line Up Italy Boss Cesare Prandelli To Replace Tim Sherwood In White Hart Lane Hot Seat This Summer

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Italian is already taking English lessons in preparation for the role.

Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli is being lined up to take over from Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane next season, according to reports in the Independent.

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The former Parma, AS Roma and Fiorentina boss has a contract with the Italian Football Federation that currently runs until the end of this summer’s Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil, with Prandelli due to sit down with his bosses at the Italian FA next month to discuss the possibility of extending his deal.

The 56-year-old has been in charge of the Azzurri for the past four years now, with Prandelli replacing previous coach Marcello Lippi in the role after Italy’s disastrous performance as defending champions at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

And Prandelli managed to guide Italy all the way to a shock place at the final of Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, only for his team to be thrashed 4-0 by holders Spain.

However, it is understood that Prandelli is keen to try his hand at managing in the Premier League and is set to leave his role after this summer’s global show-piece event, with the Italian having been contacted by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy last December about replacing former Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas.