Former Middlesbrough and Italy striker Fabrizio Ravanelli has said he would be keen to take on the Boro job if given the chance.
In an interview with Talksport, Ravanelli spoke of his love for his former club, and made no secret of the fact he would like the chance to manage them, if given the opportunity by Chairman Steve Gibson.
Ravanelli said: “I would love the opportunity to arrive for me to get the manager’s job at Middlesbrough. If Steve Gibson called me, no problem. That would be good. The Championship is a good league with a lot of quality teams.”
The Italian striker has cult hero status at the Riverside following his spell with the club in the late 90’s, when his goals and passionate performances endeared him to the Boro faithful and a place in their hearts.
He has since taken on a coaching role since retirement, and has even managed French side Ajaccio, although he only last five months before being relieved of his duties.
That was back in 2013, but Ravanelli is keen to get back into coaching, adding: “I want to start coaching again and I don’t want the mistake of making the wrong choice. This is the start of a new career for me and I hope to have the possibility in July before the new season. So why not Middlesbrough?”
Boro fans, what do you make of this? Would you welcome Ravanelli back? Let us know in the comments!