Report: Benito Carbone, who wanted Sheffield Wednesday job, set to take over at Italian third tier outfit

The cult hero is not in a position to consider Sheffield Wednesday as a likely move.

Just over a week after openly proclaiming himself keen on the Sheffield Wednesday job, former Owl Benito Carbone is now being linked to a team in the Italian third tier by Tutto Mercato Web.

Carbone is a well known name in English football. The mercurial Italian played for the likes of Wednesday, Aston Villa, Bradford, Middlesbrough and Derby County during his six year stint in English football, where he gained a reputation for flair and fury.

Nowadays he is in management and last year briefly held a role as consultant at Leeds United. He was clearly keen on a move back to Yorkshire this summer. He told The Sun:

“I think Wednesday have to be back in the Premier League.

"They are a big, big club - one of the first clubs in England. History says they must be in the Premier League and I am sure I am the man to get them back there."

Carbone is a well respected manager in the Italian lower leagues. He worked wonders at Pavia and Vallee d'Aoste, although a stint at Varese is best forgotten.

Currently he is at Pro Sesto, who play in Serie D, and a dream move to Wednesday is not on the cards.

According to TMW he has been contacted by S.E.F Torres about a role at the club. They finished mid-table in the Italian third-tier last term and are looking at Carbone as a potential new manager.

They play at the 7,500 eater Stadio Vanni Sanna to minimal crowds, a far cry from Carbone's dream of managing Wednesday.

But success with Torres could lead to greater things and, maybe one day, Carbone could take to the dugout at Hillsborough.

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