Tuesday November 15 2011
Lippi has 2014 World Cup plans

Italy’s 2006 World Cup winning Coach Marcello Lippi confirms he wants “to build a team for 2014.”

The tactician has been out of work since leaving the Azzurri for a second time in the summer of 2010, but hinted he’s ready to go back to the bench.

“In every job there are highs and lows, while I am fortunate to have experienced many great moments,” Lippi told the Aspire4sport convention in Qatar.

“Of course my most recent experience was not a success and I took a year out to relax and unwind.

“Now I want to go back to doing my work, but I don’t want that to be at club level. What I’m looking for is another experience with a national side.

“I’d like to build a team to take part in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.”

However, Lippi also left the door open for a possible return to Juventus.

“The Bianconeri have a wonderful Coach in Antonio Conte and certainly don’t need me. Of course my rapport with Juve is such that if they ever needed me, then I would be ready.

“I hope they don’t call me, as that would mean Juventus were in trouble.”