Fabio Capello has ruled himself out of the Italy job and confirmed he has retired from football management.
The 71-year-old was dismissed by Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning in March, and the former England, AC Milan, Roma and Real Madrid coach will now concentrate on his role as a pundit.
“I’ve already had the experiences of managing England and Russia national teams,” Capello said in a radio interview.
Capello blasted the Italian National team on Monday saying there is lack of talent in the national team as he insisted his coaching career was over.
Giampiero Ventura was fired as coach last November, days after four-time world champions Italy’s shock failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.
Capello, whose decorated career also included coaching spells at AC Milan, Juventus, Roma and Russia, last June became one of the most high-profile names to move to China, where clubs have been spending big to lure foreign managers and players.