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Benito Carbone eyeing up a manager’s job in Yorkshire

Sheffield Wednesday and Bradford City legend, Carbone today announced he would like to start his UK managerial career at one of his favoured Yorkshire clubs.

Carbone is most notable for his three years with Sheffield Wednesday in the late 90’s and recorded 25 goals in 96 appearances for the Owls during their hay day in the Premier League, scoring some memorable goals during that time.

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But this wasn’t the only Yorkshire team he played for, signing for Bradford City at the turn of the new millennium. During his time with the Bantams’ Carbone had two loan spells with the Likes of Middlesbrough and Derby County before leaving the UK in 2002 never to be seen again.

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And now he is back in the UK, looking for work in a managerial capacity. Since his retirement in 2010, Carbone has been in charge of four different Italian sides, guiding Pavia to safety during the 2010/11 season. He was nicknamed Harry Potter as the fans believed he had actually worked magic during that time.

From this he was offered the job at Serie B side, Varese in which he guided them to a playoff finish but failed to gain promotion to Serie A.

And now the Italian is eyeing up a job in the UK, and has his sights set on two of his old clubs, Sheffield Wednesday, and Bradford City as he told William Hill in an interview,

“If had the choice of what club, I would choose Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow or Bradford, somewhere I am well known.”

He has also had offers from other clubs, as he continued to say,

“I was offered 3 or 4 jobs in Italy, and I rejected them all. It is important for me to be back in England because that’s what I want, I want to show everyone what I can do.”

But with Darren Moore’s Owls flying so high at the moment and unlikely to leave the Owls anytime soon, but could Bradford City gamble and trade in Mark Hughes for a younger model?    

What do you think?