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By ESPN Staff

Lippi rejects rumours of Man United switch

DUISBURG, Germany, July 8 (Reuters) - Italy coach Marcello Lippi said on Saturday that reports linking him with a move to Manchester United after Sunday's World Cup final against France were untrue.

'There is no truth in these reports at all,' Lippi told a news conference ahead of the final in Berlin.

Asked by an English journalist if he would be interested in joining Premier League United, Lippi said through a translator: 'The fact that I haven't understand a single word of what you just asked me should give you an idea.

'You can't go and work somewhere if you don't speak a word of the language.'

Lippi's contract with the Italian Football Federation runs out after the World Cup and his future is uncertain. The former Juventus coach has refused to discuss whether he will be staying with the Azzurri or returning to club football.

'In 15-20 days you will see where I am,' said Lippi. 'It certainly won't be Manchester,' he added.

Manchester United have also denied the English newspaper reports which suggested Lippi could eventually take over from United manager Alex Ferguson.