Lippi:”I don’t know if I’d be ready for a potential call from...

Lippi:”I don’t know if I’d be ready for a potential call from Chelsea”

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Marcello Lippi admits that he does not feel up to it to replace Jose Mourinho at Chelsea if  the club decides to release the Portuguese coach.

Former World Cup winner has been linked with a short-term replacement for Mourinho. His name appeared on a list of candidates for potential successors of the Special One. On the same list are also Pep Guardiola, Guus Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti, Fabio Capello or Roberto Mancini. However, according to the latest informations the Spaniard is close to  sign a two-year contract extension with Bayern Munich.

But Lippi insists that even if Chelsea would made him an offer to train the Blues he would not be ready to replace Mourinho at Stamford Bridge. What is more the Italian is convinced that the Special One will keep his job.

Lippi told Radio Due:

“I don’t think they’ll sack Mourinho, if they were to get rid of him they would also have to give him €25million [£18m] as severance pay,”

“For now Chelsea can’t recover in the Premier League, I think that the Blues are aiming to get to the end of the season and then draw conclusions.”

“But it could be different if things start to go badly in the Champions League.”

“I don’t know if I’d be ready for a potential call from Chelsea, usually when a club has three or four names in mind these always come out but none of these in the end are ever really signed up.”

“For now, my name hasn’t been circulated yet.”