Capello contacts Cannavaro by phone as Leeds rumours swirl

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Fabio Cannavaro has been linked to Leeds United, but could become the Italian national team assistant boss.

A fresh twist has emerged in Leeds United's reported intention to lure Fabio Cannavaro to be their next manager.

The Mail reported on Wednesday that former Ballon d'Or winner Cannavaro is the high profile name Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is considering to replace current head coach Steve Evans.

Evans is four games away from becoming the longest serving manager under Cellino, but has been rocked by two big defeats in his last five games, including a 4-1 home loss to Huddersfield Town.

Amid rumours over Cannavaro being appointing swirling, Italian website report he has received another big job offer.

The report states ex-England boss Fabio Capello has spoken to Cannavaro by phone about becoming his assistant for the Italian national team, with the job open after Euro 2016 with Antonio Conte stepping down.

Capello has given mixed public messages about taking the Azzurri job, but is considered the current favourite for the role. and the report indicates he is discussing it.

This is a role Cannavaro would find hard to turn down, especially working alongside an experienced boss like Capello, as he bids to kickstart his managerial career.

The Mail's report which cites Leeds' interest claims Cannavaro's ideal position is the Italian national team manager, but he lacks the experience, and becoming an assistant to Capello could be the perfect solution.

This would leave Leeds kicked into touch, and Massimo Cellino considering alternatives if he does indeed decide to dispense with Steve Evans' services.


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