Lippi contacted over Ukraine job

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2010, 18:22 PM IST

Milan :Former Italy World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been contacted about taking over Ukraine and could watch Wednesday`s friendly against Switzerland, Italy`s Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Sunday.

Lippi, who steered the Azzurri to glory in 2006, has been out of work since Italy were dumped out of June`s World Cup as holders in the group stage.

However, the 62-year-old said recently he was ready to return to coaching but played down speculation he might become a director of former club Juventus.

Lippi and the Ukraine soccer federation, which is jointly hosting Euro 2012 with Poland, could not be immediately reached for comment.

Bureau Report