Monday February 17 2014
Lippi to retire from club football

World Cup winning Coach Marcello Lippi has announced he will retire from coaching club sides at the end of the season.

The 65-year-old intends to stand down from his current position at Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande but remains open to the possibility of coaching a national side.

“At the end of the year I will stop coaching club sides,” Lippi told Marca.

“I would like to Coach a national team, maybe even China, but I don’t have the energy anymore to coach every day."

The Italian tactician has enjoyed a glittering career and also spoke about how Real Madrid once approached him for his services.

“Real wanted me but I was at Juventus and I couldn’t think about any other club,” he revealed.

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