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Carlo Ancelotti has claimed he turned down the chance to become the new Italy manager.
The 58-year-old, who was sacked by Bayern Munich in September, revealed he spoke to the Italian Football Federation about the post vacated by Gian Piero Ventura in the wake of the nation's failure to qualify for next summer's World Cup finals.
However, he politely declined as he wants to continue in club football.
Ancelotti told broadcaster RAI: "I would like to continue to train a club team. The national team? It would be like changing jobs.
"Italian football has problems and I do not think I can solve them on my own. It's a federation problem."
Former AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris St Germain boss Ancelotti went on to elaborate on those problems, which he believes need addressing from grass roots level upwards.
He said: "We're not at the top level in Europe anymore. It's an unlucky cycle. Italian football has problems that the federation has to solve.
"We need to develop children, set rules and carry out reforms. Great footballers are not born every day, unfortunately.
"The FIGC [Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio] contacted me and I told them the same things. The federation must focus on the clubs. Italy needs a strong federation."
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Records just tumble when Gianluigi Buffon is around.
Another one will fall tonight when Italy go head-to-head with Macedonia, Buffon will wear the brand new home kit in goal.
The Italian Football Federation alongside PUMA and the Italian players have decided to wear the away kit whilst Gianluigi Buffon will adopt the ‘azzurri’ blue for the first time in his career.
PUMA and the Italian Football Federation wanted to reward ‘Gigi’ for his hard work and dedication over the last 20 years.
To celebrate the release of the new ‘Azzurri’ home kit, alongside a brand new team badge, murals have been painted around the world of Buffon wearing the jersey in honour on his stunning career.
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