Marcello Lippi rules out club return

By Online Editorial
(Photo: Paul Blank)Italy manager says return to club level 'would be beyond me'
(Photo: Paul Blank)

(Photo: Paul Blank)

Italy coach Marcello Lippi has ruled out a return to club management when his spell as the Azzurri’s coach comes to an end.

The 61-year-old has managed a host of Italian clubs including Juventus, Inter Milan and Napoli, but said that he would never want to return to club football.

“I say it officially. You will never again see me on the bench of a club,” he said.

“I just couldn’t stand being there for an hour and a half answering questions from the media each week. It would be beyond me.”

Lippi enjoyed high levels of success during his two separate spells at Juventus, winning five league titles, one Champions League, one European Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup, a Coppa Italia and four Italian Super Cups.

At club level Lippi has no other major honours to his name, but he successfully guided Italy to the World Cup in 2006.

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Paul Pogba
Arsene Wenger delivers his verdict on Paul Pogba at Man United
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Novak Djokovic
Laureus Awards 2019: Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka fly tennis flag at sporting Oscars
Paul Merson
Paul Merson slams Maurizio Sarri’s ‘lazy’ Chelsea FC transfers
Mesut Ozil
Arsene Wenger sends warning to Arsenal about Mesut Ozil