The view from Australia

Lippi driven to succeed in Asia

May 14, 2013
By Rob Brooks
Becoming the first coach to win the World Cup and UEFA Champions League has not allowed Marcello Lippi to develop a complacent attitude. Sitting at a press conference, the former Italy and Juventus boss hangs on each word, insisting on immediate translations from English to Italian to Mandarin.

Such is life now for Lippi, who, after 30 years coaching in his homeland, decided on a move which shocked many. The 65-year-old last year travelled to China to join Asian giants Guangzhou Evergrande ...

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