Udinese manager Francesco Guidolin has rejected reports that he will be offered the chance to replace Cesare Prandelli as manager of Italy.
Prandelli has announced that he is to stand down as the Azzurri boss following the 2014 World Cup, leading to rumours regarding his potential replacement.
Guidolin has been at the forefront of such rumours, having led Udinese to fifth, third and fourth-placed finishes in the last three Serie A seasons.
"The Italy job will not be handed to me," Guidolin told Mediaset.
"Saying that, I would like to take charge of a national side.
"It would be very interesting work and would allow me to go and work abroad."
The 57-year-old began his managerial career at Giorgione in 1988, and has enjoyed spells at 13 different Italian clubs, including four tenures at Palermo.
Guidolin has also managed outside Italy, leaving AS Monaco after one disappointing season in 2006.