Fabregas named interim manager at Como

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Cesc Fabregas was given his first senior coaching role on Monday after being made interim manager at Italian second-tier team Como.

Former Spain midfielder Fabregas, a World Cup winner in 2010, takes over at Como after Moreno Longo was sacked, with the club saying it was looking for a new man to take the permanent job.

“The search for a new head coach begins immediately with Cesc Fabregas and the current coaching staff taking over duties for the interim period,” said Como in a statement.

Fabregas had been managing Como’s youth team after hanging up his boots in the summer, and had been tipped to eventually take over the first team of a club finely attuned to international marketing.

The 36-year-old signed for lakeside outfit Como, owned by Indonesian tobacco giants Djarum, last year.

Como’s CEO is former Chelsea captain Dennis Wise and Fabregas is also a shareholder in the club alongside former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry.

Como are currently sixth in Serie B, six points away from the automatic promotion positions, and won 1-0 at struggling Ascoli on Saturday.

Source: AFP

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