Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli has played down reports linking him with a move to Juventus, insisting that he is happy with life at Fiorentina.
Prandelli has also been touted as a possible successor to Italy coach Marcello Lippi, but he has pledged his future to La Viola.
“Cesare Prandelli announces his intention to remain in Florence without any misgivings, thus, respecting the contract he has with the Viola,” a statement released by Prandelli said.
The 56-year-old, who joined Fiorentina in 2005 and has overseen the club’s return to the top flight from Serie C2, is under contract with the club until June 2011.
His announcement comes hours after Fiorentina president Diego Della Valle revealed he was stepping down from his post.
“(Andrea) remains close to Fiorentina with all the passion he has always demonstrated,” Della Valle said. “You, the true fans, have to continue to support these players who go onto the pitch, because they are a fantastic team.”