Cannavaro holds talks with Everton as possible Benitez replacement

by | Jan 20, 2022 14:16

Italy legend Fabio Cannavaro has reportedly held talks with Everton over a possible managerial role at Goodison Park.

The former defender is looking for his first coaching job in Europe.

The 2006 Italy World Cup winner rescinded his contract with Guangzhou FC in September and has been linked with other jobs outside the old continent but he now wants to test himself in Europe.

According to the Daily Mail, the 48-year-old spoke to Everton directors this week. The Toffees are still looking for a replacement for Rafa Benitez, who was sacked last week.

Roma boss José Mourinho rejected the chance to move to Goodison Park, while Cannavaro turned down an offer from the Poland FA ahead of the World Cup play-offs in March.

Cannavaro said in December that he would have followed training sessions at Manchester City and Tottenham.

“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 told Il Corriere dello Sport.

“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.”

A former Napoli, Parma, Inter and Juventus defender, Cannavaro played 421 games in Serie A during his career as a footballer.

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epa09611373 Former Italian international and 2006 FIFA World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro arrives for the 2021 Ballon d'Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France, 29 November 2021. EPA-EFE/YOAN VALAT

5 Comments

  1. Mety

    I find it disrespectful to Ferguson, put the recruitment of another manager till Big Function has proven or disproven himself 🤞🏻🤞🏻

  2. Dan

    @Mety

    What does your comment mean? Don’t understand.

  3. Brandon

    Beh. Not sure this is going to be a good fit.

    One thing is or certain, seems like Cannavaro is desperate to manage.

    To be honest, I’m surprised that Boniek hasn’t put the word in for him to get the Poland job. Though I cannot blame Poland if they go to one of their own after the betrayal by Paulo Sousa.

  4. Britaliano

    It was spell check. Big Function = Big Dunc. He is saying that it is unfair to the caretaker manager, Duncan Ferguson (Big Dunc) for anyone to be spoken about as the next permanent boss.

    You’re welcome.

  5. DB Milan

    I actually might start calling him Big Function from now on. It fits somehow.

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