Former Italy and Juventus coach Marcello Lippi denies he's moving to China.
The option with the most likelihood was Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, who were thought to have proposed a multi-million pound contract.
"I am not going to China," Lippi told Radio RTL. "I am not going anywhere."
"I don't know if he will come to Italy, but he is a great Coach and seems like a great professional. Evidently he felt tired and a little unhappy, so told the club and they accepted his decision."