Ex-Ballon d'Or winner wants Real job


Former Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro has expressed his desire to return to the record 13-time European champions.

The 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning captain spent three seasons in Spain, amassing over 100 appearances for the club whilst also lifting the Ballon d'Or within his stay.

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Now currently in the Chinese Super League, coaching league champions Guangzhou Evergrande, the Italy legend admits his goal is to hold the job that's currently occupied by Zinedine Zidane.

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"If you want to be a coach, you have to think about the top," Cannavaro told Madridista Real, as per Marca.

"And the top is Real Madrid, it's the Italian national team or some big club in Europe. I am working for the day to come [when I can] coach a club like Real Madrid."

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The 46-year-old who's coached the China national team and in Saudi Arabia since retiring at Al Ahli in 2011 went on to share insight into his football philosophy.

"I'm a coach who asks the players to play, a coach who asks to give intensity with and without the ball, because football is about time and the players have to understand that," Cannavaro explained.

"If I'm tense when I don't have the ball, I take time away from the opponent."