Italy have parted company with coach Roberto Donadoni following their exit from Euro 2008.
Italy were beaten on penalties by Spain in the quarter-finals of Euro 2008, casting Donadoni’s future into doubt.
However, following Sunday’s defeat, Donadoni was adamant he would not quit the role he took on in July 2006. He signed a two-year contract extension before Euro 2008 – but it contained a 10-day get-out clause on both sides.
Donadoni said on Sunday:
Resign? The thought would never even entered my brain. I don’t have a reason. We only lost a game on penalties. You can’t say things work when you win but don’t work when you lose on penalties. We will talk and decide. It doesn’t make any sense to talk about whether I deserve to carry on.