Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has revealed he turned down an offer to return to Juventus earlier this year.
Juventus made their move for Trapattoni following the firing of Ciro Ferrara at the end of January.
Ultimately, Juve appointed former Milan coach Alberto Zaccheroni as their caretaker manager until the end of the season.
Trapattoni managed the club for 10 years between 1976-1986, leading them to six Serie A titles and a European Cup success during his tenure.
“It was impossible to divide my time between Ireland and a club,” Trapattoni told Mediaset.
“With a heavy heart I had to turn it down, as it was impossible to divide my time between Ireland and a club. It would not have been professional of me.”