Prandelli has been widely tipped to stand down as Italy coach after next summer's finals in Brazil, with an announcement expected once qualification has been secured.
The 56-year-old has insisted that rumours will not damage his work with the Azzurri, ahead of tonight's crunch qualifier against the Czech Republic.
He told reporters: "My future? I can assure you that this issue will not become a soap opera.
"We just want to equal what Marcelo Lippi did with the national team, even if that target is far away at this moment."