For mer Italian centre-back and Ballon d'Or winner Fabio Cannavaro is set to take the managerial role for the Italian second division club Benevento. This will be Cannavaro's first coaching stint in the European football as he previously managed China National Team and Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande.
After winning Chinese Super League and Chinese Super Cup, Cannavaro left Guangzhou Evergrande in September last year. The 49-year-old Italian averaged 2.06 points per game with the Chinese club.
Benevento are currently on the 13th place in the Serie B standings with just two wins in their starting six games. The disappointing start in the ongoing season has led to the replacement of Fabio Caserta with Cannavaro.
Popular football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano took to his official Twitter handle to disseminate the information regarding former Italian defender's new managerial contract with Benevento. Romano claimed that Cannavaro will sign a two-year contract with the Serie B side on Wednesday.
He wrote, " Fabio Cannavaro has now reached full agreement with Italian second division club Benevento on a two year contract, he’s gonna sign as new head coach tomorrow. 🇮🇹🤝 It’s first experience for former Ballon d’Or Cannavaro as manager in Italian football. "
Meanwhile, Benevento will next face 11th placed Ascoli at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito on October 2 in their last Serie B game of the year.