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Marcello Lippi claims he didn’t join Tottenham due to his poor English

Marcello Lippi is one of the legendary managers of the game. The former Juventus and Italy manager won several Serie A titles, a Champions League and a World Cup too.

The Italian is certainly an incredible figure in football and recently told the Daily Mail (h/t Calciomercato) that he rejected a move to Tottenham.

Marcello Lippi

The former Juve manager claimed that Spurs wanted him during his spell in Turin, however, he didn’t want to leave the Italian giants because of his love for the club (h/t Calciomercato):

“Yes, I was very close to Tottenham when I was coaching Juventus. They were very kind to me by contacting my son Davide, but at the time I didn’t want to leave Turin and Juventus.

“For me, Juve was what Manchester United was for Ferguson: a unique club that I loved.”

The Italian also conceded that the language barrier also played a role in him not moving to London:

“I didn’t speak English well and this was one of the reasons that led me to refuse. Someone told me that Ferguson also didn’t speak English very well because he was Scottish!”

Tottenham miss out on one of the best

Landing Lippi would have been an incredible coup for Tottenham, even if the Italian was in the final years of his Juventus career.

He could have taken us to lofty heights but after his stint with the national side, Lippi tried his hand in the Chinese Super League.

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The 71-year-old is currently the manager of the Chinese national team at the moment, and it will be interesting to see what he can achieve with the Asian giants.

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