Saturday, December 1, 2007

Capello For England

According to the Italian sports daily Gazetto dello Sport quoting an interview with the BBC, ex-Real Madrid, Juventus, Roma and AC Milan boss, Fabio Capello, would like to take on the vacant England manager's job.

Fabio Capello

Capello is quoted as saying that he does not understand why England "never win" with so much talent available.

The 61-year-old, no-nonsense Italian has won league titles both in Italy and Spain and was David Beckham's coach at Real Madrid when the club won the Spanish championship last season and then was promptly sacked.

The job is vacant following the sacking of Steve McClaren following England's dismal 2-3 loss to Croatia at Wembley in Euro 2008 qualifying.

1 comment:

Property Overseas Group said...

The FA should surely have more wisdom than pursue the same "easy, safe course" of waving a magic wand & mindlessly appointing a new man for the job.

A great club manager doesn't make great national manager as the roles differ so much. We don’t need an all rounder, we need to restructure responsibilities with specialists in each department eg. tactician, sports psychologist, media man.

There are many great England coaches who are technically & tactically shrewder than say, Capello, but lack his 'charisma'. So who would pick the team? I refer you to an article written in the times where the fans have a say & pick the team.

So why not let the fans pick the starting eleven & engage them with the team & the country like never before?

It would be easy to dismiss this as a wild & wacky idea, but there's a website that was presented to the FA years ago, an exampe of how the concept works,