Former England national team boss Fabio Capello has said he would jump at the chance to manage a Premier League club and would only consider a Serie A return if the offer was interesting enough.
The former Real Madrid manager controversially quit the national team job in early February after the Football Association stripped John Terry of the captaincy without consulting the Italian.
"I want to be a coach for another two years. I love London, I prefer to coach in Premier League. In Italy I can coach only if it will be an interesting project," ESPN quoted the 65 year old as saying.
Capello had earlier also been linked with a role in the Far East - he was given a two year £10.2 million deal to manage the Chinese national team until the 2014 World Cup and also restructure the scouting network in the country. There were also reports Capello had been offered the role of Director of Football at former club AC Milan but the former Italy international dismissed any such prospect.
"Role as director? No, I'm not interested, I only see these stories in the Italian newspapers. I was a director for four years, when I managed England. I want to work on the pitch," he stressed.
Capello has enjoyed an extremely successful club career to date. He has three Serie A titles (two with AC Milan and one with Roma; he also won the league twice with Juventus but those were later revoked as part of the Calcipoli scandal), two La Liga titles (both with Real Madrid) and a Champions League winner's medal (with Milan). Moreover, he is understood to be keen on joining a club with strong financial resources.
Meanwhile, Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will accept the England manager's job, if the FA approaches him next week. A goal.com report also said Spurs would move Swansea's Brendan Rodgers as a replacement. However, the club have confirmed they will not make a formal approach until Redknapp's situation is clarified.