Ancelotti's first recruit could be Cannavaro, claims agent

The 54-year-old is reportedly keen on making the former Italy captain part of his backroom staff having officially taken the reins with the Liga giants on Tuesday
Newly-appointed Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has contacted Fabio Cannavaro about returning to the Bernabeu in a coaching capacity, according to the former defender's agent.

The World Cup winner enjoyed a three-year spell in Madrid as a player and Cannavaro's agent Enrico Fedele, claims the 54-year-old has already enquired about his client's availability to accept a position on his backroom staff.

"There have been some telephone conversations," Fedele told Radio Kiss Kiss. "But I am not aware of any future decisions.

"Fabio wants to coach and get some experience behind a charismatic coach who knows how to handle a large squad.

The 39-year-old, who spent two years playing under Ancelotti during their time at Parma, called time on his illustrious playing-career in July 2011 following a series of recurring knee injuries.