Former Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has returned to the Fiorentina bench after 10 years away following the sacking of Giuseppe Iachini, the Serie A membership introduced on Monday.
Fiorentina stated Prandelli can be again in command of coaching on Tuesday, after his final spell with the ‘Viola’ between 2005-2010 when the membership certified twice for the Champions League.
Prandelli, 63, returns to the Tuscan membership within the hope of igniting a season that has began miserably.
Fiorentina sit twelfth in Serie A after successful two of their opening seven matches, a poor run of kind that led to Iachini’s sacking after lower than a 12 months within the submit.
Prandelli ended his first spell at Fiorentina to take cost of the Italian nationwide group within the wake of their disastrous group stage exit on the 2010 World Cup, and he guided the ‘Azzurri’ to the ultimate of Euro 2012, the place they have been nevertheless thrashed 4-0 by Spain.
He give up the nationwide group two years later when Italy suffered one other group stage humilation on the 2014 World Cup, being knocked out alongside England.
Since then Prandelli, who has by no means gained a serious honour as a coach, has didn’t make a lot of an impression, with underwhelming spells at Galatasaray, Valencia, Al-Nasr and Genoa.
Whereas in command of Fiorentina first time spherical he additionally took them to the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in 2008.