Italy legend Fabio Cannavaro tenders resignation as Benevento manager after just FOUR games in charge… but club president ‘vigorously’ REJECTS it despite his team falling to 15th in Serie B
- Fabio Cannavaro has tried to resign from his position as coach of Benevento
- He has been at the helm of the Serie B team for just four games amassing two points.
- Despite the poor form of the team, the club president has rejected his resignation
- This is Cannavaro’s sixth managerial position after being successful in Asia.
Fabio Cannavaro reportedly attempted to resign his managerial position at Benevento, having been in charge for just four games and collecting just two points.
The 49-year-old, who has had success as a manager in Asia, tendered his resignation after the Serie B side lost their second consecutive league game to Como, dropping to 15th in the Italian second division.
But his request was ‘vigorously’ rejected by Serie B club president Oreste Vigorito after the 2006 World Cup winner joined the team in September.
Fabio Cannavaro (in the photo) has resigned from Benevento after four games in charge
The Italian has picked up just two points suffering successive defeats in his last two matches
He replaced former manager Fabio Caserta, who had also struggled with Benevento this season, winning just two of his six games in charge.
However, Cannavaro, who recently admitted he had been in talks to take charge of both Everton and Wolves, claimed there was no malice in his resignation attempts.
‘I submitted my resignation because I considered it a due act, and because [Pasquale] Foggia is not only a sporting director, but also a friend,’ he said. WHAT.
“To make everything clear, I took a step back, but the president was very forceful in rejecting it and that, I admit, made me happy.”
The 2006 Ballon d’Or winner is expected to meet the club president in the coming days to discuss the situation further.
Cannavaro will speak to the president of Benevento in the coming days about his resignation.
He (centre) is one of the most decorated footballers of all time having won the 2006 World Cup.
Cannavaro (centre) also won the Chinese Super League and Super Cup in 2018 and 2019.
After five previous spells as manager since he hung up his boots in 2011, including a spell as manager of the Chinese national team, this is the former Real Madrid centre-back’s first managerial role in Europe.
Cannavaro also enjoyed much success in Asia, winning both the Chinese Super League and Chinese Super Cup with Guangzhou Evergrande, before leaving the club in September 2021, and according to The Telegraph he was ready to take on a managerial position in Europe.
However, it seems that things have not gone so well in his first position in Italy, with his team falling to 15th place on the Serie B ladder, just two places below the relegation zone.
Amid a crisis at the club, the 2006 Ballon d’Or winner was confident that Benevento could pull through this difficult period.
Cannavaro made 677 appearances during his career with spells at Juventus and Real Madrid
The Italian (in the photo) is confident that Benevento can change his fortunes this season
He said: ‘The players listen to me but they make too many mistakes and they need to understand the difference between playing and winning the games. To get it, you need a claw.
President Vigorito believes that the moment depends on his players and chose to concentrate the entire group until the next match, on Saturday against Pisa.
“I consider the president’s position a gesture of great confidence to come out of this stronger.
I accept the concentration, a measure that will help us to be united and start again.
One of the most decorated players in football history, Cannavaro made 677 professional appearances throughout his club career, while amassing 136 caps for Italy to become the second-most capped Italian player of all time. times, while wearing the captain’s armband 79 times.