Former Italy coach Marcello Lippi has dismissed speculation linking him with a move to Milan.
Reports from Italy claimed that Milan were lining up a move for Lippi to replace Carlo Ancelotti whose position at Milan has come under scrutiny after a poor start to the season.
Lippi, who has not worked since guiding Italy to World Cup success in the summer, insists he has no plans to take charge of Milan.
“Me to Milan? No thanks,” Lippi told quotidiano.net. “I have too much respect for Ancelotti.
“The rumours about my move to Milan are exactly like the ones suggesting I was going to be the new Napoli Coach,
“I repeat it out of respect to my colleagues that there is nothing and there have been no meetings.
“When will I return? Not before June 2007, as I am not interested in taking over from another Coach during the current season.
Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani also moved quickly to scotch the rumours and offer his backing to Ancelotti.
“Marcello Lippi is a great coach and we have got on well for several years but Milan’s coach is Ancelotti,” Galliani told Sky Italia.
“He also has a contract for next year and will stay on our bench also next year. This decision is definitive.”