AC Milan's Allievi Nazionali coach Filippo Inzaghi insists he is not ready to become a successor to Massimiliano Allegri.
The Rossoneri's faltering start has once again raised questions over Allegri's future, with Inzaghi predicted as a natural replacement for the 46-year-old former Cagliari coach.
But Inzaghi is adamant that now is not the right time, despite Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believing the Italian is suitably prepared to take on the role.
"According to Ancelotti I'm ready? I say that people need to be patient," he told Sky Sport Italia.
"Now I try to capitalise on the lessons that I received from my coaches and study. It is very important to be ready at the appropriate time."
Inzaghi also revealed that it is very easy for players to drift out of the game particularly as they become older and new talent comes through, which is why he always kept himself in the best condition.
"Many players lose their ability over the years. Mother nature has given me so much, but it was merited because I worked hard and trained well."
Milan have taken eight points from seven games, are in 12th position in Serie A and face Udinese on Saturday.