Giovanni Trapattoni is reportedly not interested in becoming the new Lazio boss once Vladimir Petkovic is axed.
The latter is expected to lose his job before Serie A resumes after the Christmas break and Trap, who left the Republic of Ireland job in September, has been contacted.
According to Sky Sport Italia, the former Juventus and Fiorentina tactician is not tempted by a return to club football.
Trapattoni, now 74, would apparently prefer to take charge of a national side.
Lazio could now accelerate for Edy Reja, a man who President Claudio Lotito knows given that he was capital boss between 2010 and 2012.