Capello approved as new England manager
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Fabio Capello. Capello was set to be England's second foreign manager after his appointment was approved by the Football Association (FA) board on Thursday.  (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Fabio Capello. Capello was set to be England's second foreign manager after his appointment was approved by the Football Association (FA) board on Thursday.  (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

    LONDON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Italian Fabio Capello was set to be England's second foreign manager after his appointment was approved by the Football Association (FA) board on Thursday.

    Following final discussions on the details of his contract over the next 24 hours, the 61-year-old will take over from Steve McClaren, who was sacked last month after England failed to qualify for Euro 2008, and become the second foreigner in the job following Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson.

    "The FA board has approved Capello's appointment as England manager subject to the successful conclusion of these contract negotiations," FA director of communications Adrian Bevington said in a statement on the official web site (www.thefa.com).

    "I want to stress that there are no problems and that we are going through the necessary process to reach a successful conclusion."

    Capello's four-and-a-half year deal could be worth 6.5 million pounds a year, according to British media.

    It was also reported that Capello planned to bring four Italian assistants to work alongside him but the FA had confirmed that an English coach would be included in Capello's backroom staff.

    Capello, a former Italy international who collected 32 caps, has won nine league titles in 16 years as a coach, picking up silverware with all four clubs - AC Milan, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus - he has been in charge of.

    He won the Champions League with Milan in 1994 when Milan beat Barcelona 4-0 in the final.

British media digs into Capello's life

    BEIJING, Dec. 14 -- Fabio Capello has not even been appointed England coach yet, and already Britain's notoriously critical newspapers are scrutinizing the Italian's private life.

    Reporters have visited Capello's hometown of Pieris to speak to his friends and family, while others are discussing whether he is worth his salary, even though he has yet to sign a contract, let alone pick up his first pay check. Full story

English FA supports Capello appointment as England manager

    LONDON, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Fabio Capello's appointment as England head coach has been approved by the FA board and the Italian is now set to sign a contract worth 6.5 million pounds a year.

    Final discussions on the details of Capello's contract will take place on Saturday, but sources close to the FA board say they have approved a deal worth four million pounds annually - after tax, the PA said.  Full story

    BEIJING, Dec. 13 -- Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson are backing Italian Fabio Capello to take over the vacant job of England manager.

    "The quality of the candidate is outstanding," Arsenal manager Wenger told reporters on Tuesday. Full story

Capello tipped as England manager

    BEIJING, Dec. 12 -- Football Association officials are set to interview Italian coach Fabio Capello about the vacant job of England manager, British media reported on Tuesday.

    Already a strong candidate, the former AC Milan, Real Madrid and Juventus coach's stock has risen after former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho withdrew on Monday from the race for the England hot-seat. Full story

Editor: Jiang Yuxia
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