Prandelli hints at return to club game after Euro 2012

The former Fiorentina coach still has two years to run on his current contract with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), but he has been linked with the likes of Tottenham
Cesare Prandelli has indicated that he may step down as Italy boss after Euro 2012, admitting that he misses coaching on a day-to-day basis.

The Azzurri trainer has drawn widespread praise for leading an unfancied side to the semi-finals and it was claimed in the Italian press earlier this week that a number of European clubs, including Tottenham, are interested in hiring the 54-year-old.

"I have a contract which ties me to the national team until 2014 and I have a great relationship with everyone," Prandelli told RaiSport.

"But I have always said that I miss working on the training pitch on a daily basis. We'll finish the Euros and then we'll evaluate things."

For the time being, the former Fiorentina boss is solely focused on Thursday's last-four encounter with Germany in Warsaw.

"I have good feeling about tonight; we are ready," he declared. "This is a game of high emotions and big expectations.

"When we started this experience at Coverciano, there were some problems [related to the Scommessopoli match-fixing scandal], as you know.

"But we put the group ahead of everything else and we are doing something extraordinary here."

Italy's semi-final showdown with Die Mannschaft is scheduled to get under way at 20:45CET.