Cannavaro admits interest in Italy job

Despite not having the most reputable CV when it comes to coaching, the World Cup winning captain believes he is the right man to take over after Antonio Conte

Fabio Cannavaro

With Antonio Conte set to leave his post as Italy coach after the 2016 European Championship, Fabio Cannavaro has thrown his hat into the ring of candidates to succeed the former Juventus boss.

As things stand, Conte looks London-bound as his unveiling as the permanent replacement for Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink appears increasingly imminent, despite the 46-year-old claiming he is yet to decide on his next move.

Cannavaro, who captained Italy to their 2006 World Cup triumph, has already had two short stints in coaching since first taking the reins at Guangzhou Evergrande in China, where he lasted just nine months.

“I would love to become the national team coach,” Cannavaro said to Sky Sport Italia. “I am aware that it is a tough job, but I spent 15 years with Italy.

“In my opinion, I have the right experience for this role and I know the environment very well too.”

Fabio Cannavaro Italy

Before taking charge at Guangzhou, Cannavaro got his first taste of coaching during a spell as assistant at Al-Ahli.

Following his departure from the Chinese side, he spent just over three months at Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.

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