Dont renew your contract! Lippi: leaving the country is not too long to leave home because of achievements.

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 Dont renew your contract! Lippi: leaving the country is not too long to leave home because of achievements.


The 70-year-old has been coaching the Chinese mens soccer team for the last two years, but in a recent interview he has deliberately avoided previous talk of retirement after the Asian Cup.

Speaking about his contract with China, Lippi said: Everyone knows that I left after the Asian Cup. My contract with the Chinese Football Association is at the end of January. The Chinese Football Association has given me a four-year contract renewal, but Ive been away for six years. Its time to go back. China is too far away from my hometown (Italy). I want to go back to live with my family.

Ill talk to the Football Association after the Asian Cup. I hope to work for a few more years, but I wont coach any club team. If I coach the national team for one or two years, I hope its not as far away as China and closer to my hometown.

When asked if he had left China for performance reasons, Lippi said three NO: No, no, no, we tried to do the best, I think I did a good job, the Chinese team has improved, not so much in a timely manner. We started everything from the trough, hoping that I could leave something for China when I left. Asked about Italian coach Condi, Lippi said: He is a very good coach and he can teach at any club in the world. But now I dont know what he thinks in his mind. The source of this article: App editor Xu Zexin: _BJS4919

When asked if he had left China for performance reasons, Lippi said three NO: No, no, no, we tried to do the best, I think I did a good job, the Chinese team has improved, not so much in a timely manner. We started everything from the trough, hoping that I could leave something for China when I left.

Asked about Italian coach Condi, Lippi said: He is a very good coach and he can teach at any club in the world. But now I dont know what he thinks in his mind.