Italy's coach Giovanni Trapattoni is keen to extend his contract if the Italian Football Federation want him.
Italy coach Trapattoni has a impressive pedigree
Previously linked with the Spurs managerial vacancy, Trapattoni contract with Italy runs out after Euro 2004.
Trapattoni said: "One thing at a time but in any case it doesn't depend on me. If I would sign now."
There has been speculation has suggested that Juventus coach Marcello Lippi could be in line to replace Trapattoni after Euro 2004.
Referring to the speculation surrounding Lippi, Trapattoni added: "At his age I was thinking about other things than the national side but if that is what he feels like, well..."
Lippi has a year left on his current deal with Juventus and
has said that he does not want to coach another Italian club
after his second spell at the Delle Alpi.
GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI FACTFILE
Long and distinguished career with AC Milan (1959-71) winning seven trophies
17 international caps
Joins Juventus in 1976 winning numerous titles in 10-year stay
Moves to Inter Milan in 1986 where he has similar success
Spells at Bayern Munich, Cagliari, Fiorentina and Juventus before taking over the national team in 2000
Juve are second in Serie A, nine points behind leaders Milan
with seven games of the season left.
Since the Turin side were knocked out of the Champions
League by Deportivo Coruna this month there have been reports
that the club might look for a younger coach.
Monaco's Didier Deschamps is regarded as a likely target by
the Italian media.
Trapattoni, the most successful Italian club coach of the
modern era, took over from Dino Zoff as national coach after
Italy's defeat by France in the finals of Euro 2000.