Cannavaro cannot see Lippi joining him at Al-Ahli

Fabio Cannavaro has dismissed talk of Italy coach Marcello Lippi joining him at Al-Ahli. Lippi is due to step down from his post after the finals in South Africa and his future is unclear.

Fabio Cannavaro has dismissed talk of Italy coach Marcello Lippi joining him at Al-Ahli.

Lippi is due to step down from his post after the finals in South Africa and his future is unclear.

Italy captain Cannavaro has signed with the UAE's Al-Ahli after coming off contract at Juventus.

When asked for his reaction to the report, Cannavaro said: “I read it too and it made me laugh.

“I don't have to convince anyone [about my decision to move to Al-Ahli]. In Dubai there is the sea, it's warm, it would also be wonderful for Lippi.

“But I believe that he has yet to decide. I don't think he has chosen if and where he will coach after the World Cup.”