Fabio Cannavaro: I would love to work with Ancelotti

Fabio Cannavaro: I would love to work with Ancelotti


Former Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro has said he would welcome a return to the Santiago Bernabeu to work as assistant manager to Carlo Ancelotti.

There is a vacant position to be the right-hand man alongside fellow assistant Paul Clement after Los Blancos legend Zinedine Zidane left to take over as Real Madrid Castilla boss last month.

And Cannavaro, who captained Italy to World Cup glory in 2006, said he would jump at the chance to return to the Spanish capital.

Speaking from Brazil, where he is working as a television pundit for the BBC, he said: “I read in the press that my name is being considered, but I really don’t know anything else. Everyone knows I have a really good relationship with Carlo Ancelotti, and I spent three fantastic years in Madrid. Beyond that, I don’t know any more. I have my coaching qualification, I want to be coach and we’ll see what happens.”

He went on to add that he has been working as a coach in Dubai but would like a bigger challenge to test himself now.

“I’ve been working as an assistant coach for a team in Dubai. There wasn’t any pressure, but it has been very useful. Now I watch matches more as a coach than as a former player. It’s a small step in my career. Then if I got the call from Ancelotti, I would have to make the most of the opportunity and of course I would go,” he stated.