Cesare Prandelli: Galatasaray appoint ex-Italy coach as manager

Turkish side Galatasaray have named former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli as their new coach.

The Istanbul side parted company with former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini in June.

Prandelli resigned after a poor World Cup campaign in which the Azzurri were eliminated at the group stage.

The 56-year-old, who had two years left on his Italy contract, had guided the national side to the final of Euro 2012, which his side lost 4-0 to Spain.

Prior to that, he had successful spells in charge of Parma and Fiorentina.

Galatasaray revealed recently that their search for a new manager had involved an "exchange of ideas" with former Manchester United manager David Moyes,

A spokesman for the club also said Germany coach Joachim Low and USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann were their top targets.