Former England manager Fabio Capello and Claudio Ranieri, currently in charge of Premier League leaders Leicester City, have both said they are not interested in becoming the next coach of Italy.
Italy manager Antonio Conte has announced he will leave the national side after Euro 2016 and is expected to become the new boss at Chelsea.
Capello, the former Real Madrid, Milan, Juventus, Roma and most recently Russia coach, has been tipped as one of the favourites to replace Antonio Conte after Euro 2016.
“I don’t want to set foot in the Nazionale,” he was quoted as saying by football-italia.net .
“I’m sorry, I am proud that my name is mentioned, but I do not want to be in charge of a national team again.”
“I already had experiences with England and Russia. If there was a side I could train daily, then that would be ok.”
The 64-year-old Ranieri, who has guided Leicester to the top of the Premier League where they hold a five-point lead over second-placed Tottenham with two matches to go, is another to be linked with the vacancy.
Ranieri, who signed a three-year deal when he replaced Nigel Pearson last summer, said: “No team can change my mind. I am very proud if they are thinking about me in Italy and everywhere but this is my club.
“I want to stay here, if my owner is happy I stay here. There is nothing to change my mind. There are a lot of things to do here. We are just starting to build. If the owner is happy with me, I am happy with him.
“If it’s possible I would like to stay (for) a long time.”