Even more big names confirmed for Dubai sporting event

18/12/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Neil King
Even more big names confirmed for Dubai sporting event

A trio of Italian football coaches will appear at the 7th Dubai International Sports Conference (DISC) at the end of this month.

Fabio Capello will be joined by Walter Zenga and Alberto Zaccheroni at the star-studded occasion at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai, Gulf News reports.

There seems to be a new name linked with the conference every day and the likes of Atletico Madrid hotshot Radamel Falcao and Barcelona left-back Eric Abidal have already confirmed their attendance.

Italy is renowned for being a giant in the football world and the nation has produced some of the finest coaches and managers ever seen.

Capello is undoubtedly the most famous of the three, having secured league titles with AC Milan, Juventus and AS Roma in Italy, as well as Real Madrid in Spain.

He switched to international management by guiding England to the 2010 Fifa World Cup and 2012 European Championships before leaving to take over the Russian national team.

Zaccheroni is also in charge of a national side at the moment and he is doing a fine job with Japan.

He led the country to their latest Asian Cup triumph and, like Capello, he also has experience of managing in Italy. The 59-year-old won Serie A with AC Milan in 1999.

Although he has not been as successful as his fellow countrymen to date, Walter Zenga has certainly had an interesting managerial career.

He has taken charge of sides in eastern Europe, Italy and the Middle East. At the moment, he is at the helm of UAE club Al Nasr, so he is familiar enough with Dubai and all of its wonderful sights.

Chairman of the organising committee for the DISC Mohammad Al Kamali told the news provider that he was delighted to welcome a trio of Italian legends to the UAE.

"There is so much to be learnt from big names [and] these are men of experience. And, with the line up of personalities we have from the world of sport this year, I am confident that our goals will be better served," he was quoted as saying.