Lippi has spent the past six months trying to convince the football authorities that Florence, which is in northern Italy, can be a viable club in the top flight of Italian football.
He had hoped to make Florence the fourth Serie A team to qualify for the Europa League group stage in the past five years, following Napoli, Roma and Udinese.
However, his efforts have been met with a mixed reception in Florence.
While the city’s mayor Antonio Raimondi said that he believed that Florence could be the fourth team to reach the Europa league, a spokesman for the Italian Football Federation said that “there is nothing to indicate that the city is ready to compete for the top four places”.
However, Lippi is hopeful that Florence will get to the final of the Europa Leagues, which will be played in 2020.
Lippi, however, is not a stranger to the Europa competitions, having previously hosted the competitions between 2007 and 2009.
He has also been a big fan of the competition, having attended the opening games in 2013 and 2014.
The current competition in Florence has been played in four groups of four teams.
The first four games were played in August, with a final in January 2020.
It will be the third time in five years that the Florence-based club has made the semi-finals of the European competition.