Benito Carbone wants the Sheffield Wednesday job

Former Aston Villa attacker Benito Carbone wants to be the new manager of Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday.

Benito Carbone has told The Sun that he is ready to become the new Sheffield Wednesday manager.

Wednesday are looking for a new manager at the moment following the dismissal of Stuart Gray on Thursday evening.

“No-one has contacted me about the job,” the former Wednesday attacker told The Sun. “But everyone knows how much I love the club and I would love to have this job. All I can do is wait.”

This is not the first time that Carbone has expressed his desire to manage Championship outfit Wednesday.

Earlier this month, the Italian told The Sun that he can take the Owls back to the Premier League.

It will come as a surprise if Wednesday hand Carbone the managerial job, especially as the former Aston Villa star has not managed at this level before in his career.

The Championship club will be looking for someone who will be an upgrade on Gray, and Carbone is not an upgrade.

Gray took charge of the Owls in November 2013 following the departure of Dave Jones - first on a caretaker-basis and was then given the role full time in January 2014.

The former Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa midfielder led Wednesday to a 16th-placed finish in the Championship in the 2013-14 season.

Wednesday ended up 13th in the league table in the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign with 60 points from 46 matches.

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