Monday, 3 October 2011

Former Italy boss Marcello Lippi: I have not had contact with Anzhi Makhachkala


Former Italy head coach Marcello Lippi has declared he has not yet been approached by Anzhi Makhachkala.

The Russian outfit are on the lookout for a new coach after dispensing with the services of Gadzhi Gadzhiyev following a series of disappointing results which saw the club slump to seventh in the league standings.

Roberto Carlos, who has been appointed as caretaker coach, revealed on Thursday the club were looking to sign a world-class tactician, with Fabio Capello and Guus Hiddink mentioned as some of the names under consideration.

Lippi has also been mooted as a possibility for the job, but the Italian tactician claims the Eastern Europeans have not yet come knocking.

"I follow Anzhi's situation closely, the team of Roberto Carlos and Samuel Eto'o, but I have not had any contact with their officials, I have only read [about them] in the papers," he told Rai Sport.

"I have already said I want to coach again, and I do not rule out any possibility, I am not only considering proposals from national sides."

The 63-year-old, who has been out of work since the summer of 2010, coached a club for the last time in 2004, when he was in charge of Juventus.

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