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Ex Leeds United coach Benito Carbone linked with new role

Former Leeds United coach Benito Carbone is linked with a new role in Italy.

Benito Carbone is claimed to be closing on a return to football after leaving Leeds United this summer.

Carbone was working under Neil Redfearn with the under-21 set up, before departing in July to return to Italy due to a family illness.

Last month he stated he wanted to remain in Italy and enter management, and now he has been linked with a role.

Italian website TMW report Carbone is wanted by a third tier side in the country, Cosenza Calcio 1914.

"There is a dispute in Cosenza after the last performance of the team. As reported by Tuttomercatoweb they think about a possible change of the coach, with Benito Carbone the suggested name for the Rossoblu."

Carbone played in England with Bradford City, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa, Derby County and Middlesbrough.

He said last month of his spell at Leeds: "Unfortunately for family problems I am back in Italy and I can not wait to get back in the game.

"During these five months I have learned things that I thought I could do, and now I'm a coach and manager, I've seen that in this period, a grace and to Cellino I thank him publicly. I had the opportunity to do both and also make contracts.

"The desire to begin again is great, in Italy to stay close to my family."

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