Cesc Fabregas Announces Retirement to Take Coaching Job at Como

Only a year after penning a two-year contract at Serie B minnows Como 1907, Cesc Fabregas has announced his retirement from football. At 36, the former Spain international has decided to hang up his boots and join the Italians’ technical staff.

Fabregas has agreed to become the new head coach of Como B and youth ranks. Inticed by the club’s long-term project, the ex-midfielder is ready to open up a new chapter. He’ll trade the football pitch for the dugout. 

While it’s sad to see the decorated playmaker call time on his career, he’s actually enthusiastic about his immediate future. Fabregas feels it’s the perfect time to switch duties as he prepares to move into the realm of management at Como. 

This is the perfect moment for me to start my career as a coach,” he said after announcing his decision, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano

Fabregas had a difficult season at Como in 2022/23. Several injury setbacks and a lack of match fitness restricted him to only 17 Serie B appearances. He barely collected nine league starts without finding the net. 

During his trophy-laden spell, Fabregas won the FIFA World Cup with Spain, two Premier League titles with Chelsea, and La Liga with Barcelona. He was also linked with a move to Serie A on multiple occasions in the past, with Milan and Juventus mooted for potential destinations. 

Unfortunately for all Serie A enthusiasts, Fabregas was unreachable for any Italian club at his prime. But maybe he can contribute to Italian football’s growth from the touchline. 

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