Japan coach Zaccheroni touts for Italy job

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni says he's available for Italy after the World Cup. The former AC Milan coach has made no secret in his interest for Cesare Prandelli's job.

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni says he's available for Italy after the World Cup.

The former AC Milan coach has made no secret in his interest for Cesare Prandelli's job.

“I read that I am among the candidates for the post-Prandelli era, but I am not putting myself forward as a candidate,” Zaccheroni told Sport Mediaset.

“I’ll wait until after the World Cup and then make my decision based on any eventual proposals I receive.

“What would I say if the call from Italy did come? I don’t even know when this should arrive. Nobody has called me yet, at least not from Italy.

“My intention is to decide in July, but I don’t know if others will wait that long. My experience in Japan has been gratifying. I personally grew as a Coach, having previously only worked at club level.

“Some were a little perplexed at how I would do leading a national team, but I won the Asian Cup and achieved World Cup qualification, so the results were there.”

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