Home / Sports / China

Lippi rules out China coach position

By Qiu Quanlin in Guangzhou | | Updated: 2013-07-01 17:26

Marcello Lippi reiterated that he will not consider any offer from the Chinese Football Association before his contract with Guangzhou Evergrande ends.

The 65-year-old Italian, whose contract with the Guangzhou-based club ends at the end of next year, made the remarks before a Chinese Super League game against Wuhan Zall on Monday.

"I have talked about it many times. But you guys don't believe me. Now I want to say it again that I will not take the job (as China's national team head coach) before my contract with Evergrande ends," Lippi said.

The Chinese Football Association sacked Spanish coach Jose Antonio Camacho following a humiliating 1-5 loss to Thailand on June 15.

"It will be very difficult to take a second coaching position," Lippi said.

"If the Chinese Football Association is still interested in me after my current contract ends next year, I will consider the offer …"

The Italian is a firm favorite among Chinese fans for the position.

Most Popular


What's Hot
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349