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Would Marco Silvestri be the biggest winner if Walter Zenga is appointed Leeds boss?

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Leeds stopper could benefit from Zenga's experience.

Walter Zenga is the latest name touted as a potential Leeds United boss, report Italian website Tuttomercatoweb.

Zenga is an intriguing name despite a mixed managerial record at 15 different clubs over the past 18 years.

There is one player in particular who could benefit tremendously from having Zenga as coach, and that is Marco Silvestri.

Silvestri at the weekend lamented the regular change of coaches at Leeds, telling LUTV: "Last year and this year we change a lot of players and we have changed coach, which is not easy. The team needs time to play well, but now we are playing well because we’ve got a good team and good players."

Yet the changes are beyond his control, and if Leeds do go for Zenga, Silvestri may not be able to ask for a better choice personally.

Zenga is a former goalkeeper, who played at the World Cup for Italy in 1986 and 1990, earning more than 50 caps.

He is a legend in his homeland, and will be able to offer individual guidance to Silvestri from a technical point of view, and from a mental aspect regarding dealing with pressure.

Silvestri is a talented shot stopper, who won under-21 caps for Italy early in his career. He has had a mixed spell for Leeds United over the next two seasons, playing well for stretches but undoing his good work with goal costing errors.

Under Zenga he could reach the next level in terms of applying his talent, and while the Italian coach may or may not be the right man for Leeds collectively, from Silvestri's point of view, there may be nobody better.

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