World Cup winner wants Cambridge chance

Mauro Camoranesi - By Christophe95 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

World Cup winner Mauro Camoranesi has reportedly applied to take over as Head Coach at Cambridge United, according to local media reports.

The former Italy attacker has been coaching in South America, but it is reported he wants to continue his development in Europe and sees Cambridge as a suitable destination.

As a player, the 42-year old win the World Cup in 2006, having represented his nation 55 times in total. His club career was no less illustrious, with Juventus and Stuttgart amongst his former employers.

Whilst playing for the Turin side, he won Serie A as well as finishing as a runner-up in the Champions League. Since ending his playing career he’s been back to the continent of his birth, South America, where he’s managed Club Atlético Tigre in the Argentinian first division and Tapachula, who currently play in the Mexican second division.

Cambridge recently parted company with Joe Dunne after an appalling run that has seen them plummet towards the relegation places in League Two.

Our View

We’re not so sure about this news. Is Camoranesi really what Cambridge need to get out of trouble?

Foreign coaches don’t have a lot of luck in the basement division, neither do big-name players. Look at Kevin Nolan and Harry Kewell recently. These managers have skills in their locker which their players do not have.

This has ‘bad decision’ written all over it, whatever the player has won during his career.

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