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Cesc Fabregas has landed his first head coach role in football after being installed as interim boss of Como.
The 36-year-old, who is still completing his UEFA coaching badges, was put in charge of the club’s Primavera side this summer after hanging up his boots.
He has been handed the temporary role with the senior team after they parted company with Moreno Longo – despite the club sitting sixth in Italy’s second tier following a 1-0 win over Ascoli on Saturday.
Mail Sport understands the club view this as a short-term solution, with a shortlist of full-time replacements currently being analysed and the club wishing for Fabregas to complete his coaching qualifications with the youth side.
Cesc Fabregas has been named as Como’s interim manager after Moreno Longo was sacked
Fabregas – who had been coaching Como’s U19 side (above) after becoming a part-owner in the club with Thierry Henry – took control of the first XI effective immediately
However, this could be revisited depending upon performances. The board have set a deadline of the end of November to install a new permanent boss.
Fabregas’s first footings in management are set to be captured in a behind-the-scenes documentary, with a crew currently following him for the duration of the season in Italy.
An official representative for the club said: ‘We would like to embark on a new path that hopefully will provide more excitement and entertainment for the fans in Como and beyond.
‘We hope to make a new appointment for the head coach position in the near future.’
Fabregas ended his playing career last season with the Italian club, having made more than 700 club appearances for the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona.
He also lifted the World Cup and European Championship twice with Spain.
He became a shareholder at the club – along with Thierry Henry – when he signed as a player in August 2022.
Fabregas reached the pinnacle as a player, lifting the World Cup (right) and several other major honours (with Premier League trophy, left)