Italian Football Federation president Giancarlo Abete says they do not want to lose coach Cesare Prandelli.

Prandelli is expected to leave the post after the World Cup.

"There is a belief that our relationship with Prandelli can continue," Abete told

"Our position is very clear. We believe Prandelli has done a great job looking at results.

"We finished second in the European Championships and third in the Confederations Cup, all during a difficult period for Italian football.

"He has also introduced important values to the team."

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