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Cesc Fàbregas set to become head coach at Como B after announcing his retirement

The 36-year-old spent nineteen years at the top of the footballing world across a career that took him from Barcelona’s La Masia academy to Arsenal stardom, a return to Catalunya, an unfathomable move to Chelsea, and a Monegasque adventure before settling in Como.

One of the preeminent midfield talents of his generation, former Spanish international star Cesc Fàbregas officially calls time on what was a glistening football career before taking up his new post as head coach of Como B.

The 36-year-old spent nineteen years at the top of the footballing world across a career that took him from Barcelona’s La Masia academy to Arsenal stardom, a return to Catalunya, an unfathomable move to Chelsea, and a Monegasque adventure before settling in Como.

All along the way, Fàbregas was no stranger to major honors either, picking up seventeen pieces of major silverware for both club and country, which included Spain’s first-ever World Cup win as well as two of the nation’s three European Championship winner’s medals.

Despite his connection to Barcelona both at youth and full professional level, Fàbregas is perhaps most fondly remembered for his brilliant stints with both Arsenal and Chelsea, with some still considering the Catalan-born wizard one of the best midfielders to ever feature in the Premier League era.

Fàbregas, who is now set to become the head coach of Como B as well as the club’s Primavera teams, penned a heartfelt farewell message to put an end to his footballing journey on the pitch before, hopefully, following in the footsteps of his contemporaries in the technical area.

“It is with great sadness that the time has come for me to hang up my playing boots.”

“It has already been more than worth it with all the great memories and friends that I have made on the way. I’ve also learnt 3 languages and became more compassionate and wiser along my travels. I lived experiences that I never thought in a million years I would even come close to.”

“It’s not all sadness though as I’m now going to cross the white line and start coaching the B and Primavera teams of Como 1907. A club and a project I couldn’t be more excited about. This charming football team won my heart from the first minute and came to me at the perfect time in my career. I will grab it with both hands.”

“So after 20 incredible years full of sacrifice, dedication and joy, it’s time to say thank you and goodbye to the beautiful game.”

“I loved every minute. Cesc”

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Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.

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