Marcello Lippi adds xenophobia to his list of likeable personality traits
Italy manager glad to see the back of ‘foreigner’ Kaka
Marcello Lippi is quite a character. The Italy coach – pictured shirt lifting with Gennaro Gattuso – once claimed there are no gay footballers, and can now add a string of xenophobia to his thoroughly illiberal bow.
When Sky Italia asked about Kaka’s world record move to Real Madrid, the 61-year-old didn’t exactly lament Serie A’s loss:
The more foreigners that leave Italy, the better it is for Italian Calcio.
Granted, Lippi would have a greater selection for his national side if Serie A was devoid of any foreign talent, but of course, it would also make for a much weaker league, with far less revenue-generating potential.
If Lippi was coaching in England, someone would have thrown an egg at him in the street by now.