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'No possibility' of taking China job - former Juventus, Inter boss

Guangzhou Evergrande boss Marcello Lippi insists he is no chance of managing the Chinese national team.

Reports emerged this week linking the Italian with the China job which was recently filled by Frenchman Alain Perrin who replaced Jose Antonio Camacho after F u Bo's caretaker spell.

However, former Juventus and Inter Milan manager Lippi - who won the 2006 World Cup with Italy - quickly dismissed claims that he could step in to lead Guo Zu.

"No, no, no. It's not possible. There is absolutely no possibility of coaching the national team," Lippi told reporters.

"I have just signed a new contract with Guangzhou and I'm very happy at the club.

"I'm comfortable here and we have a great team spirit. So I don't want people to think there is any chance of me coaching the Chinese national side going forwards."

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