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Lippi still keen on England

12 Dec 2007 - 10:16:56

Italy's World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi says he is a candidate to be the next manager of England, but insists that he has not spoken to anyone from the Football Association.

Lippi's compatriot Fabio Capello is the strong favourite to land the job, with some reports suggesting that he could be appointed before the end of the week.

However, Lippi says he is still in the running to become the successor to Steve McClaren.

He said: "I know that I'm among the candidates, but I can honestly say that I haven't been told anything, even off the record.

"The only thing that I can say is that Sir Alex Ferguson has given me a glowing recommendation due to the friendship I have with him.

"But that's my only comment as I haven't received any call from the FA so far."


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