Lippi eyeing coaching return


Former Italy and Juventus boss Marcello Lippi says he is hoping for a return to coaching next season, preferably with a national team. Lippi has been out of work since Italy crashed out of the World Cup in the group stages in South Africa last June. He had come back to the Italy role in 2008, just two years after seemingly retiring after leading the team to success at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Before that he won many trophies with Juventus after a colourful career coaching all over Italy. But he says he won’t work again in his homeland.
“This year I’ve had many offers but I didn’t accept any of them because I had decided to have a year off,” he told Radio Monte Carlo. “Those that I will have for next season I will consider carefully and if there’s something interesting, like a country, we’ll see.” “I prefer not to work in Italy any more, I’ve done what I needed to do. It’s difficult to enjoy yourself in Italy. “If you lose two games, no-one enjoys themselves. “I prefer a national team but obviously if a club of a certain type makes an approach…”