Fabio Cannavaro is set to return to management soon. The former Guangzhou Evergrande coach will be taking charge of Benevento in the Italian second division – Serie B.
The former Ballon d’Or award winner has been without a job since last September, when he left the Chinese club. His time with them was fairly successful, averaging 2.06 points per game, and winning the Chinese Super League title and a Chinese Super Cup.
Fabio Cannavaro to manage Benevento soon
The Italian could sign the contract to officially become the new Benevento manager later today. The team is currently in 13th place, and after a disappointing start to their first six games, they have decided to replace Fabio Caserta.
Fabio Cannavaro’s former Inter Milan teammate Daniele De Rossi was also in line to take the job. However, he has won the race to become the new manager of the club. Cannavaro briefly managed the Chinese national team as well, and this will be his first experience in management in his home country.
The 49-year-old is regarded as one of the greatest centre-backs of his generations, and remains one of the few players to win the Ballon d’Or as a defender. The legend is now taking on a new challenge in management, which could eventually lead to a higher level if he performs well.