Lippi: I will not return to Juventus

Lippi was spotted at lunch with Juventus general manager Jean-Claude Blank last week.

Lippi insists he aimst to stay on the Italy bench beyond the 2010 World Cup.

“It is true I sat down with Blanc, but we only talked about Amauri,” insisted Lippi.

“I also have lunch with [Milan Vice-President Adriano] Galliani, [Lazio President Claudio] Lotito and many more to discuss my players.

“I will certainly not return to Juventus. I am focused only on the World Cup. My dream is to remain with Italy even after 2010, assuming [FIGC President Giancarlo] Abete doesn’t fire me first…”