Sunday November 14 2010
Lippi linked with Ukraine bench

There are claims Marcello Lippi could be going to Euro 2012 as Coach of hosts Ukraine.

The 2006 World Cup winner has been at a loose end since the disastrous tournament with Italy in South Africa over the summer.

He has said he is ready to return to work and had been linked with the benches at Roma, Juventus and Milan.

It is reported today that Ukraine have set up a meeting to offer Lippi the job of leading their national team.

They are hosting the Euro 2012 Championship along with neighbouring Poland.

Ukraine currently have only an interim tactician, Yuri Kalitvinsev, who could be axed after Wednesday's friendly test with Switzerland.

According to Italian newspapers, a meeting with Lippi is planned in Geneva next week and he would begin work in February 2011.

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