Benito Carbone

Where is Benito Carbone now?

After a career spanning 17 different clubs in his native Italy and also England, Benito Carbone hung up his boots after a spell playing for Pavia in 2009.

Making over 500 professional appearances and scoring over 100 goals, Carbone arguably played his best football at Sheffield Wednesday where he linked up with compatriot Paolo Di Canio.
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After retiring from playing, Carbone stayed on at Pavia as youth coach before a promotion to head coach in March 2011.

He did very well in this role and guided the club out of the relegation places ensuring that they stayed in their league.

In June 2011, he was appointed head coach at Serie B club Varese but unfortunately only lasted four months before he was sacked.

He then went onto have a short spell as manager of Italian Second Division club Vallee d’Aoste but was sacked after only five months after some poor team performances.

In May 2014, Carbone joined Leeds United as a ‘special consultant’ to the board of directors for sport matters including facilities and academy but left two months later after a reported fall out with owner Massimo Cellino.

In 2015, he returned to former side Inter Milan to shadow coach Roberto Maldini in order to gain some top flight coaching experience.

Later that year he also had a temporary spell coaching Italian Serie D team Pro Sesto Calcio helping them to avoid relegation.

In August 2016, Carbone made a return to management with Italian Serie B side Ternana as a replacement for ex-Chelsea player Christian Panucci.

Unfortunately, his time at Ternana was short-lived and he resigned from his post in January 2017 after a string of poor results left the side in second bottom postition.

He made another return to football at the end of 2017 when he joined Walter Zenga at Serie A side Crotone as his assistant manager but left at the end of the season when the side were relegated.

Joining up with Zenga for a second time when he was appointed manager of Venezia, the pair were sacked in March 2019 when a run of poor results left the team fighting for survival in Serie B.

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Benito Carbone: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBradford City, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa, Middlesborough, Derby County

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