Udinese's Francesco Guidolin has ruled himself out of being new Italy manager
Udinese manager Francesco Guidolin believes that he will not be Cesare Prandelli's replacement as manager of Italy.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 25/09/13 4:05pm
Prandelli has announced that he is to stand down as the Azzurri boss following the 2014 World Cup, leading to rumours regarding his potential replacement.
Guidolin has been at the forefront of such rumours, having led Udinese to fifth, third and fourth-placed finishes in the last three Serie A seasons.
"The Italy job will not be handed to me," Guidolin told Mediaset.
"Saying that, I would like to take charge of a national side.
"It would be very interesting work and would allow me to go and work abroad."
The 57-year-old began his managerial career at Giorgione in 1988, and has enjoyed spells at 13 different Italian clubs, including four tenures at Palermo.
Guidolin has also managed outside Italy, leaving AS Monaco after one disappointing season in 2006.