Former Leeds United coach Benito Carbone is set for a return to football, after it was confirmed he will become Walter Zenga’s assistant at Crotone.

Carbone has been out of the game after leaving Ternana last season, and previous to coaching the Italian side he was at Leeds United under Massimo Cellino.

TMW have revealed Carbone has been named Zenga’s assistant with Crotone, as the Serie A side look to turn this season around. Crotone are hovering over the relegation places, and this week Davide Nicola was sacked by the club, for him to be replaced by the former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager.

Zenga and Carbone will take charge for this weekend’s league game against Hellas Verona.

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Carbone had a spell helping build the Leeds United youth academy and managed the U21 side. The former Sheffield Wednesday attacker left his post citing family reasons as being the main reason for his exit, even though then owner Cellino was keen for him to stay at Elland Road.

Last year he took the Ternana job, but lasted just a few months in charge after a poor run of results led to a relegation battle.