Kaveh Solhekol shares big update on Everton chase for Fabio Cannavaro
Fabio Cannavaro is not going to be the next Everton manager because he is not the right “profile” of coach, according to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol.
The journalist talked up the Italian’s credentials but believes they will not be in effect at Goodison Park any time soon.
Speaking on the Sky Sports News Transfer Show on Tuesday (25 January, 05.30pm) he said: “I’m being told that he’s somebody who interviews very well.
“It’s not looking likely that he’s going to be the next Everton manager though, they are looking for a different profile.
“You’re talking about somebody who’s won the World Cup with Italy, and the reason he went to China is that he followed the former Italy manager Marcelo Lippi.
“In actual fact he did a great job at Chinese clubs. Won lots of trophies. So I think in the future we may well see Fabio Cannavaro working in the Premier League. I don’t think it will be at Everton.”
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Another one bites the dust
When The Telegraph reported that the former FIFA World Player of the Year had been interviewed for the vacant position on Merseyside, the prospect was met with some derision due to his lack of experience in Europe.
Solhekol’s report may have calmed some of that by suggesting that he could have the calibre to manage in the Premier League.
But if that got the hopes of any Everton fans up, the hope was quickly taken away by the news that the ex-Juventus and Real Madrid defender is the latest potential name to be crossed off the list.
It is becoming all too familiar for a name to emerge as the apparent front-runner to replace Rafael Benitez, only for developments to go quiet and that man to subsequently be ruled out.
The hunt for a new Toffee’s boss is starting to feel like the doomed process that eventually lead to Nuno Espirito Santo’s appointment at Tottenham before the season.
Multiple candidates were approached and came close to taking the job before the former Wolves man took the job, after it was clear he was far from first choice.
Roberto Martinez appears to have been the preferred choice of Farhad Moshiri, and with Belgium refusing to let him leave a whole host of other names have been mentioned.
At this point, unless Frank Lampard gets the job, anybody who comes in will know they were a long way from the top of the list at the start.
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