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Fabio Cannavaro Appointed Coach of Serie B Team Benevento

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022, 20:30 IST

Benevento, Italy

Former Ballon d’Or winner Fabio Cannavaro was named coach of Serie B side Benevento on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, marking his first managerial job in Italy after previously working in the Middle East and China. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Former Ballon d’Or winner Fabio Cannavaro was named coach of Serie B side Benevento on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, marking his first managerial job in Italy after previously working in the Middle East and China. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Italian media report that Cannavaro has signed until June 2024 and will earn 500,000 euros ($495,738) in his first season and one million euros in the second

Fabio Cannavaro returned to coaching on Wednesday after Benevento announced that the former World Cup winner had taken charge of the Serie B side.

Cannavaro had been out of work since leaving Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande in September last year and returns home to replace Fabio Caserta, who was sacked on Tuesday.

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Benevento, who sit 13th in Italy’s second tier after losing three of their opening six matches of the season, did not reveal the details of Cannavaro’s contract.

Italian media report that he has signed until June 2024 and will earn 500,000 euros ($495,738) in his first season and one million euros in the second.

Cannavaro has only managed teams in China and Saudi Arabia up to now.

first published:September 21, 2022, 20:30 IST
last updated:September 21, 2022, 20:30 IST