Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has insisted that there is no chance of hiring World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro as the team’s next manager, according to Sky Sports.

There had been speculation that Cannavaro could be the man to replace current boss Steve Evans, which was fueled following reports of the Italian being spotted in Leeds.  However Cellino has denied these claims, putting an end to the rumours.

There would most likely have been some backlash from fans had Leeds appointed Cannavaro, with the former Italian international having minimal experience as a manager.

Despite a fantastic playing career, Cannavaro’s only managerial experience has come with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande and Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.

Commenting on the rumours surrounding the potential appointment of Cannavaro, Cellino said “I’m 100 per cent not looking to appoint Cannavaro as manager. There’s not one chance.”

These comments from Cellino should put the story to bed, but speculation continues to surround the future of current Leeds boss Steve Evans.  Many fans believe that the Scot won’t be in charge of their club next season.

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