Next manager of the national side will be English – FA

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta
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fabio capello

The Football Association look likely to appoint an English manager as the next coach of the national side.

Fabio Capello, whose contract runs until after the European Championships in 2012, has seen his position come under scrutiny following England’s dismal World Cup campaign, with many suggesting the Italian’s limited grasp of the English language has hindered progression.

Now, Club England managing director Adrian Bevington has made it clear that Capello’s successor is likely to be an Englishman.

“That is the view in the discussions I have been involved in,” Bevington told BBC Radio 5 Live Sportsweek. “We enjoyed working with Sven-Goran Eriksson, and we have Fabio Capello in now.”

“I think the English team should be managed by an English manager [in the future].”

Bevington added: “A lot of people have a very different view of Fabio Capello to the one they had before the World Cup.”

“Our job is to support him as best we can. Maybe we can help him, and maybe now is the time to improve communications between manager and players.”

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