Fan favourite Carbone wants Sheffield Wednesday job

Benito Carbone was back at Hillsborough recently (Picture: Steve Ellis).
Benito Carbone was back at Hillsborough recently (Picture: Steve Ellis).
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Former Hillsborough favourite Benito Carbone wants to replace axed Dave Jones as Sheffield Wednesday manager.

The former winger has been managing in the Italian lower leagues but now fancies his chances in English football.

Owls chairman Milan Mandaric has received around 60 applications for the vacant managerial post and Carbone believes he can help Wednesday climb away from the Championship relegation zone.

“Of all the many clubs I played for, I made the most appearances for Wednesday, and they will always be special to me,” he said. “It saddens me to see where they are, after the great times we had, and the football we played, in the 1990s.

“I am ready for my next challenge in England, but it is just a case of who wants me? Who will trust me? If Wednesday came to me and offered me the job, I would be the happiest man in the world, and I would work with the players to get the best out of them.

“That is my philosophy, to work with each individual player, to know them, to speak with them, so we get the most out of them on the pitch.

“I spent three years of my life at Wednesday, and I loved it. I want to come back to England, because this is the place to be. It is where I want to make my name as a manager.”