Soccer: Allegri admits ambitions to coach Italy
Media speculation Prandelli set to quit after World Cup04 September, 12:03
According to reports in the Italian media, when Italy wrap up qualification for the World Cup, Prandelli will announce that he intends to leave the Azzurri bench to return to club football.
Allegri is seen is the favourite to replace Prandelli if he quits, along with Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni.
"It's a dream for a coach. The desire (for everyone) is one day to train their country's national team and it is for me too," Allegri told Sky television. "At the moment I'm at Milan and I'm happy. The national team have an excellent coach and each one of us is staying on their bench.
"The national team is something I aim for, whether it be now, or in five or 10 years, I'd like to do it". The names of Juventus boss Antonio Conte, former Manchester City and Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini and Zenit St Petersburg coach Luciano Spalletti have also been linked to the Italy job in the media.