Marcello Lippi has denied reports that he has been offered the chance to take charge of Chelsea this summer.
It was claimed in Italy that a team of Lippi and former Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli could be appointed at Stamford Bridge this summer.
Despite Jose Mourinho’s insistence that he would remain in charge at Stamford Bridge, his relationship with owner Roman Abramovich has shown no signs of improving.
However, Lippi, Italy’s World Cup winning coach says Chelsea have not made him an offer.
“These are just rumours and I hear many of those,” said Lippi.
“The truth is that I haven’t received any offers from Italian clubs, but only from foreign outfits, although Chelsea are not one of those.
“I am enjoying my time, I don’t miss working and I might not start a new job this year.”
Lippi admits that he is not convinced that he is suited to working abroad.
“The main issue is the language, perhaps it would be better to avoid foreign outfits,” he added.
Frank Rijkaard, Juande Ramos, Didier Deschamps, Guus Hiddink, Ronald Koeman and Roberto Mancini have all been linked with Chelsea in recent months.