Fortaleza, Brazil (NewsBahn) – Italy coach Cesare Prandelli quit his post following a loss to Uruguay on Tuesday.
The Italians failed to qualify for the knockout stage of the World Cup and the coach opted to take the fall.
“Above and beyond, at the end of the match, I spoke to the president of the federation, and because the technical plan is under my responsibility, I have told them that I am going to resign from my position because when the technical plan and strategy fails, it is only fair for the person in question to take responsibility,” Prandelli said.
“Before the renewal of my contract, there was a will. A will to continue and go ahead along an avenue, which over the past four years, has led us to somehow contain the problems of Italian football.
After a win over England, the Italians dropped matches to Uruguay and Costa Rica to get eliminated.