Football: Galatasaray to appoint Prandelli as new manager

(REUTERS) - Former Italian World Cup coach Cesare Prandelli will replace Roberto Mancini as the next Galatasaray manager, the Turkish football club announced on Monday.

The 56-year-old will take over from his fellow Italian, who left the club after less than a season in charge after leading the Istanbul side to a disappointing second-place finish in the Turkish top flight last season.

Prandelli, who will be officially unveiled on Tuesday, resigned as Italy's national team manager after the team failed to get past the group stage at the ongoing World Cup in Brazil.

Media reports had also linked former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes as a candidate for the post.

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