Vicini, a former Italy coach, insists Balotelli's move abroad can work in the Azzurri's favour.
"We should be proud of our players going abroad, returning profits to the national team. In Brazil and Argentina it's worked for years, we should also benefit," said Vicini.
Roberto Baggio has been linked with Vicini's job and he added: "Baggio in my place? No-one has said anything yet. Of course, I am no longer a boy .... "