Lippi resigns as Italy coach

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

Italy coach Marcello Lippi has resigned on Wednesday, three days after guiding the Azzurri to their fourth World Cup title.

Rome:

Italy coach Marcello Lippi has resigned on Wednesday, three days after guiding the Azzurri to their fourth World Cup title. Despite widespread calls for him to stay, Lippi suggested weeks ago that he would resign. He feels he and his son Davide were attacked personally in the corruption scandal tainting the domestic game. "At the end of an extraordinary professional and human experience, experienced as the head of an exceptional group of players, I believe my role is over as the guide of the Italian national team," said Lippi. While he is not under investigation, Lippi was questioned by prosecutors before the World Cup about alleged pressure he received to select certain players for Italy's national team. Davide Lippi is under investigation for his position at a player agency linked to the scandal. (AP)

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