Following Italy’s exit from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, coach Cesare Prandelli has resigned from his position.
Prandelli, who had previously coached Fiorentina & Roma, gave the team’s failure as his reason for stepping down.
“I talked to the President of the Federation and Demetrio Albertini, and gave my resignation,” Prandelli said.
“The technical set-up didn’t work, and I take all responsibility for that. Something has changed since my contract was renewed. I don’t know why. I chose a certain technical plan and that’s why I am resigning, because it did not work. My resignation is irrevocable.”
Italian FA president Giancarlo Abate also handed in his resignation after the defeat.
“I would like to announce my resignation,” Abete said in a statement.
“I do hope that at the forthcoming meeting of the board, they can persuade Cesare [Prandelli] to reconsider his position. I had already made my decision before the World Cup.”