Former Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has claimed that he is very much looking forward to working with the Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder at Galatasaray. Prandelli has been regarded as one of the finest young coaches in world football. However, he failed to prevent Italy from being knocked out of the group stages for a second consecutive World Cup. Taking the blame for this early exit, Prandelli offered his resignation and has since become the new manager of Galatasaray. The Turkish club recently parted company with another Italian in the form of Roberto Mancini and they wasted no time in securing Prandelli.
The return to club football opens the door to managing players from other national teams and one of the players he is keen on working with is Sneijder. The Dutchman was an ever present in Louis Van Gaal’s team at the World Cup. Prandelli says that he was extremely impressed with the way Sneijder applied himself in the Dutch team that was missing star players like Robin van Persie on a few occasions. Even though the former Inter Milan player is not at his best, Prandelli reckons that Sneijder more than substituted it with his impressive workrate.
Galatasaray failed to win the league title last season and this is expected to be the key objective in the coming campaign.
“Sneijder played very well in the World Cup. He ran more than everyone else in the tournament. His work rate was top. Sneijder is a very important player for us. I hope he will play with the same ambition when he returns. I want to win everything and Galatasaray is a good place for my aims. I’m different from Roberto Mancini. I want to win 20th title for Galatasaray. I cannot wait to play in TT Arena,” said the new Galatasaray manager.