Soon after being named temporary manager of Como, an Italian second-tier team, Cesc Fabregas got his first job as a top coach on Monday.
After Moreno Longo was fired, Fabregas, a former Spain player who won the World Cup in 2010, took over at Como. The club said it was looking for a new person to take over the regular 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,” stated Como in a statement.
After retiring in the summer, Fabregas was in charge of Como’s youth team. He was expected to finally take over the first team of a club that was very good at foreign marketing.
The 36-year-old signed with Como last year. The club is by a lake and is owned by the Indonesian tobacco giant Djarum.
Dennis Wise, who used to be captain of Chelsea, is the CEO of Como. Fabregas and Thierry Henry, who used to play for Arsenal, are both shareholders in the club.
Como is currently sixth in Serie B, six points behind the teams that can automatically move up. On Saturday, they beat struggling Ascoli 1-0.