Cesare Prandelli has developed a reputation as one of the best Italian coaches in the world right now. He will be an in demand when he eventually leaves his role as the Italian national team manager. He is widely expected to step down from his role after the end of the 2014 World Cup. He has been linked with several clubs in Italy with Juventus very keen in him over the last few months.

Juventus are regarded as one of the top clubs in Italy, while they have won the league in the last two seasons in succession. Their manager Antonio Conte is regarded as one of the best young and upcoming managers.

However, it is thought that Juventus may look at Prandelli in order to start doing well in European competitions. Despite spending a lot of money on several new players like Carlos Tevez, Juventus looks set for another disappointing campaign in Europe. There is a danger of the Italian champions being recruited the group stages itself after losses to Real Madrid and draws with Galatasaray and Copenhagen. Juventus' general manager Giuseppe Marotta, though, has confirmed that the club are not looking to bring in Prandelli because they are extremely happy with Conte, who has a contract that runs until 2015.

"The rumours about Prandelli in place of Conte in the future are absolutely unfounded. Conte has a contract which expires in 2015 and we have a great relationship with him, we are very pleased with his work," said Marotta. He also came in defence of goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who came in criticism after a poor performance against Fiorentina. "Buffon? He is a champion, a leader of the locker room and still one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Errors happen to everybody," said Marotta in a shareholders meeting.