Prandelli: Galatasaray will win with style

The former Italy boss is determined to lead the club into a new era of success after being named as Roberto Mancini's successor at the Turk Telekom Arena
Galatasaray unveiled Cesare Prandelli as their new coach on Tuesday, with the Italian immediately setting his sights on creating a team that is both successful and stylish.

The 56-year-old only stepped down as Italy boss just under two weeks ago, but has already embarked upon a new coaching adventure after being confirmed as compatriot Roberto Mancini's successor at the Turk Telekom Arena. 

Last season, the Istanbul club finished second in the Super Lig and reached the last-16 of the Champions League, so Prandelli, who put pen to paper on a two-year contract, is determined to deliver silverware with an attractive brand of football.

"Our mission is to create a winning team, able to win trophies and play an entertaining style of football," the former Fiorentina boss declared.

"I’ve visited the technical centre, I think we have everything to work and perform well.

"To achieve success, every supporter, every player, every part of the club has to think the same way. There are many good players already, we all have to work hard together."

Encouragingly, Prandelli already appears to have struck up a good rapport with Unal Aysal, revealing that the Gala chairman played a key role in persuading him to make a swift return to the dug-out.

"I immediately found great sympathy with chairman Unal Aysal. When we met the first time I was immediately convinced by a winning project," added Prandelli.

"This club has a very rich and great history but, as Aysal said, we have to look at a great future ahead of us."

Prandelli vacated his role as Italy boss after failing to lead the Azzurri out of the group stage of World Cup 2014.