Cannavaro ‘forced to snub Fiorentina’, will follow City and Chelsea’s training sessions

by | Dec 28, 2021 10:19

Fabio Cannavaro reveals he was forced to snub the Fiorentina job twice and says he will follow training sessions of Chelsea and Manchester City: ‘I’ve already spoken to Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola.’

Cannavaro, a 2006 Italy World Cup winner, Cannavaro rescinded his contract with Guangzhou FC in September and now hopes to get his first job as a coach in Europe.

During his latest interview with Il Corriere dello Sport newspaper, the former defender revealed that he was forced to snub the Fiorentina job twice over the last few years.

“I had to say no for two years. A team with quality players and solid and ambitious ownership,” he said.

“Evergrande’s directors didn’t let me go when I received the offers. Vincenzo Italiano is still a great choice.

“Once I returned to Italy, I told Evergrande that I wouldn’t return to China due to family reasons. Had I returned, today I’d be in quarantine for 30 days.”

Cannavaro has received offers from Asia and from the MLS but wants to resume his coaching career in Europe.

For this reason, he will travel around the Old Continent to study the coaching methods of the best clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester City.

“I’ve already spoken to Tuchel and Guardiola and I’d like to watch Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli at Castel Volturno,” the 48-year-old said.

“I want to return coaching, I’ve received offers from Asia, but I want to test myself in Europe. I spent a month in London, my daughter lives there.

“I’ve met many people and I’ve begun a collaboration with Pini Zahavi.”

Cannavaro is the last Italian player to have won the Ballon d’Or.

He played 421 games in Serie A with Napoli, Parma, Inter and Juventus.

1 Comment

  1. David

    Bring him back to Juve! Allegri has old and outdated methods than dont add to the development of a young talented players. Pirlo should have been allowed to develop his philosophy but juve were afraid to allow this and dropped back to a comfort zone. If they want to develop they need a progressive coach, a young coach who wants to attacked and created. If we dont change we will will stagnate.

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