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Cesc Fabregas is committed to leading Como to Serie A as the new manager of the Italian club.
The ex-player from Arsenal, Chelsea, and Barcelona, who is also an investor in the team with Thierry Henry, took over as the temporary manager on Monday, marking his first role as a coach.
Last season, he retired from playing in the city by the lake and then became the coach of the club’s under-19 team before being promoted to the top position.
Como are a club on the rise, having won back-to-back promotions and currently sit sixth in Serie B following a 2019 takeover.
The individual from Spain states that they do not view this position as a means to an end for a Premier League job, but rather a long-term plan to elevate the team to the top level in Italy.
“Without a doubt, it is currently our top priority, without exception,” he stated at the Web Summit in Lisbon. “No matter what my position may be, I will always strive to give my utmost effort.”
“When I first joined the club, my main goal was to become the coach of Como 1907. However, I did not anticipate this opportunity coming so quickly since I had retired earlier than expected. I could have continued playing.”
This is a chance for me to be a part of a long-term project. I am committed for the long haul, not just for a short period of time. I have faith in the club and the people involved, and my family has also found happiness in Como.
“I am feeling fantastic and prepared. This is a recent development that occurred rapidly over the past few days.”
“I hold a great deal of admiration for the previous manager who led the team for the past 18 months. I am accustomed to handling pressure and meeting the expectations of the club. I am eagerly anticipating this opportunity, as it is incredibly thrilling.”
According to Mirwan Suwarso, who represents the Como ownership group, Longo was fired due to data indicating a decline before the January transfer window.
He has ambitious goals to transform Como into the top destination for soccer tourism.
According to him, our performance is declining as we approach the transfer window, based on the data we have.
Instead of spending a lot of money on the wrong player during the transfer window, we had to make changes to fix the situation. That is why we made the decision to take action.
“When we came across the football club in Como, we recognized the potential for a great opportunity. Como is a popular tourist destination, but there is a lack of surrounding attractions.”
Our objective is to create the ultimate destination for soccer tourism, and Lake Como provides the ideal backdrop for this. Our recent growth is a testament to this fact.