Cesare Prandelli
Cesare Prandelli Reuters

Italy manager Cesare Prandelli is reportedly keen on taking charge at Tottenham Hotspur should the club decide to part ways with Tim Sherwood at the end of the season.

The 56-year-old boss led Italy to the final of Euro 2012 and it is understood that he will leave his post with the national team after the summer's World Cup in Brazil as he is keen to once again immerse himself in club management.

According to the Evening Starndard, the former Fiorentina boss could be set to replace Sherwood at Tottenham, as he is likely to want to begin a new experience in the Premier League.

Prandelli has a close relationship with Spurs' technical director Franco Baldini and although Tottenham have not made an official approach for the coach yet, he has already been contacted by intermediaries regarding a possible move to north London, according to the report.

Following Andre Villas-Boas' dismissal earlier this season, Tottenham appointed Sherwood as head coach until the end of the 2014/15 campaign but it is understood that he will not keep the job if he does not lead the club to a top four finish and Champions League football for next season.

Tottenham are currently sat in fifth place in the Premier League, just three points behind Liverpool having won seven of their last 10 domestic league games since Sherwood replaced Villas-Boas.

Prandelli is the latest manager to see his name linked with the Spurs job but recent reports have also claimed Dutch boss Louis Van Gaal is chairman Daniel Levy's first choice for the position, while Ajax manager Frank De Boer is also a contender.

Meanwhile, Evening Standard report that Prandelli's predisposition to coach at White Hart Lane even if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League may be a key to his possible appointment, although it will also depend on the future of Baldini at the club.