Carlo Ancelotti wants to continue to coach on the club level and is not interested in a potential offer to manage the Italian national team.
Ancelotti was fired by Bayern Munich in October.
"My reply is this: the federation, with the help of CONI [Italian Olympic Committee], needs to create a new structure," he said when asked about succeeding Giampiero Ventura as Italy coach. "After this, they will take a decision, and I am sticking to my idea that clarity is needed first, even if my objective remains to coach a club.
"Which one? I don't know yet -- it's all wide open. We've got to wait at least a few months. Now the Champions League returns and, unless they change the rules, there's only going to be one team who wins it, so what will the others do?"