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Como end 21-year Serie A absence with Cosenza draw


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Ex-Wimbledon, Chelsea, Millwall and England midfielder Dennis Wise has been integral to the club’s success.

Wise was appointed as sporting director of the club shortly after the SENT Entertainment takeover and has gone on to act as an advisor.

The 57-year-old was in the stands to watch Como’s final-day meeting with Cosenza, alongside Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

Not content with having just one ex-Premier League name in their ranks, Como announced the marquee signing of former Spain, Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas in the summer of 2022.

The 2010 World Cup winner featured 17 times in the league as Como ended the campaign in 13th place.

Fabregas was swiftly followed to Lombardy by Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry, who, like Fabregas, is a part-owner in the club.

Following his sole season as a player, Fabregas turned to coaching and was duly appointed as interim boss of the first team in November last year following a stint with the club’s under-19s.

However, only a month later, former Wales and Crystal Palace assistant boss Roberts was named as caretaker manager until the end of the season as Fabregas had not obtained the necessary Uefa coaching licence.

The Welshman, assisted by Fabregas, oversaw 12 wins in 21 matches to ensure the club returned to Serie A for the first time in more than two decades.

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