I'm ready for Italy job - Cannavaro
Cesare Prandelli resigned after the 2006 world cup champions' exit from the FIFA World Cup on Tuesday and Cannavaro has been linked with the role.
The 40-year-old, who captained Italy to their aforementioned triumph in Germany, retired from playing in 2011 and has since been employed as an assistant coach at UAE Pro-League outfit Al Ahli.
And the former centre-back would relish the opportunity to take charge of his country.
"It would be a great honour for me to be the manager of my national team," he said in his role as a pundit on ITV.
"But the federation wants to change the president and the coach. It would be difficult but I am ready. We will wait and see."