Ravanelli upsets wife by taking Arsenal job...in Kiev

The new Arsenal Kiev manager is Fabrizio Ravanelli - but the former Italy international's wife is not best pleased!

Former Italy striker Fabrizio Ravanelli   -  Getty Images

Fabrizio Ravanelli says that his wife "wasn't very happy" after he agreed to become the new manager of Ukrainian side Arsenal Kiev. Former Juventus and Italy forward Ravanelli will take over at the club after its promotion to Ukraine's top tier.

"My wife wasn't very happy with this, but she knows how important it is for me. My three children understood it too," says Ravanelli.

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"I am grateful to Arsenal for the invitation. We are opening a new page of cooperation, which, I hope, will be long and fruitful."

Ravanelli, who starred in the Premier League for Middlesbrough, had a brief spell in charge of Ajaccio in 2013, lasting just over five months with the French side. Let's just hope the Ravanelli family don't chicken out of a move to Ukraine's capital.

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