Marcello Lippi insists his coaching career is not at an end as he again reiterates the desire to Coach at the 2014 World Cup.
The 63-year-old, who has won 14 major honours at club and international level as a Coach, has been out of work since ending an unsuccessful second spell in charge of the Italian national team after the 2010 World Cup.
Despite the experience in South Africa, Lippi is targeting involvement in the next edition of the tournament and hopes to confirm a role during 2012.
“My career is almost over, but not just yet,” the former Juventus boss reflected. “I’ve had lots of offers but I’ve decided not to return to a club team.
“I’m waiting for a call from a national team, that I’d like for my last job. Obviously it won’t be Italy, who I have coached twice.
“It doesn't matter whether it's in Europe or Asia. The important thing is that they are an ambitious national team.
“The ideal thing would be to have two years to prepare for the World Cup.”
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