Italy coach Marcello Lippi has ruled out making a return to club management with Juventus.
Lippi has continually been linked with a return to the Turin club, who he led to five Serie A titles and one Champions League success during two spells at the helm.
But the 61-year-old claims that even when his contract with the Italian national team expires after the 2010 World Cup, he will not be heading back to Juve.
The future of current Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri continues to be the subject of much speculation.
"I'm not going back to Juventus, neither as coach nor as a technical director," said Lippi. "Whatever anyone says, it's not true. I'm not going back to Juve.
"I'm the coach of the national team and I'm thinking exclusively about that."