Former Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni says he won't put himself forward for the Italy job,
Zaccheroni resigned last week after a disappointing World Cup campaign.
â€śI can say exactly what I said last year after the Confederations Cup: many put themselves forward as candidates, but I am not one of those people. Itâ€™s not up to me,â€ť said Zaccheroni on Sky Sport Italia.
â€śI think it is up to the Federation to evaluate the characteristics of the right Coach for this very important moment.â€ť
Zaccheroni flew back to Italy this week and confessed he could even retire, because his bond with the Japanese players and fans was so extraordinary.
â€śConsidering the experience I had and everything they gave me, it was only right that I paid the price for Japanâ€™s exit.
â€śDespite a World Cup campaign that was not good, I had hoped to end my tenure in a positive way, but must admit I didnâ€™t expect it to be this positive.
â€śThe people waited for us in the airport to thank us for all we did over the last four years. I had already told the players in Brazil that I hadnâ€™t renewed my contract, as it seemed right to leave room for a new Coach."
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