Galatasaray have begun talks with Cesare Prandelli to become their next coach, the Turkish side announced today.
The Istanbul outfit are looking for a new coach after parting company with Italian tactician Roberto Mancini last month.
Prandelli resigned as Italy coach last week after the national team's 1-0 defeat by Uruguay at the FIFA World Cup™ that saw them exit the competition early.
A statement from Galatasaray read: "Galatasaray Sportif has announced that they have begun negotiating with the Italian football manager Cesare Prandelli. The public will be updated about further developments."
The 56-year-old Prandelli, who had two years left on his contract with the Italian football federation, guided Roma and Fiorentina before replacing Marcello Lippi at the helm of Italy in 2010. He led Gli Azzurri to finish runners-up at UEFA EURO 2012 and a third-place finish in last year's FIFA Confederations Cup.
Mancini led Galatasaray to second place in the Super Lig behind Fenerbahce and also won the Turkish Cup but left after one season in charge.