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Benito 'Harry Potter' Carbone's coaching credentials - all there is to know!

From earning the nickname 'Harry Potter' to being fired from a job after just four months, here's everything Leeds United fans should know about their newest academy coach.

Benito Carbone may well be known as a respected and distinguished ex-football player who enjoyed spells at Italy's top clubs, including the likes of Napoli and Inter Milan. However, his coaching career has gone under the radar.

We have decided to dig deep to find out all there is know on the new Leeds United coach:

First job in coaching & management: Pavia, Serie C.

After leaving Bradford City permanently in 2002, the Italian went on to finish his career in Italy. He played for a number of clubs in his home country at various levels before finishing up in Serie C with Pavia, where he scored 27 goals in 80 games.

Upon retirement in 2010, he agreed to stay on at the club in a youth coach role. However, he was quickly promoted to head coach just months later when Gianluca Andrissi was sacked for their poor league position.

He performed minor-miracles with Pavia in the final months of the season and in fact helped them to escape the drop which lead to him being nicknamed 'Harry Potter' for what he did at the club, both as a player and a manager.

Second job in management: Varese, Serie B.

Carbone quickly earned a reputation for himself and was announced as Giuseppe Sannino's replacement, now manager of Watford, of Serie B side Varese in 2011.

However, the move to Varese turned out to be a harsh life lesson for Carbone. The former Wednesday player was sacked after just seven games, recording just the one win.

Third job in management: S.C. Vallee d'Aoste, Serie C.

The Italian once again performed minor-miracles when he was handed the job at Saint-Christophe, guiding them from the foot of the table up the division. However, it didn't last long as he resigned soon after due to 'restrictions' placed upon him.

After he left the club, it went back into a downward spiral losing five and drawing one of their last six games and eventually ended up being relegated.

Despite a mixed-bag in management, the former Bradford player seems anything but undeterred from a future in the game and has even claimed Italy manager Cesare Prandelli would back him to manage in the Premier League, claiming he is ready.

'If I was offered a Premier League job tomorrow, I would not be affraid,' said Carbone.

'I have already managed in italy's lower divisions, and I recently turned down two offers from second-tier clubs there and one from the third. This is where my future is, in England. It is the place to be.

'All I ask is an opportunity, and if clubs are not sure, they can call Prandelli.'

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