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by Kevan Buckingham
Limited Edition Caricature of 200
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Fabio Capello in Juve kit from the Calcio Italia Magazine Feb 08
Fabio Capello (born 18 June 1946 in Pieris, San Canzian d’Isonzo, Gorizia) is an Italian football manager and former professional player. He is the current Manager of the England national football team, having started the role in January 2008 after the dismissal of Steve McClaren, and is only the second foreigner to have managed the England side. Fabio Capello remains one of the most successful managers in world football.
Fabio Capello has the distinction of winning the domestic league title with every club he has managed throughout his career, with Milan, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus. Capello is one of the few coaches to claim championship victories in four major European cities (Milan, Madrid, Rome and Turin). He has won a major league championship in seven of his 16 seasons as a coach and oversaw one of the most dominant UEFA Champions League victories of all-time.
During Capello’s second spell at Real Madrid, he was criticized for not playing world-class players including David Beckham and Ronaldo on a regular basis. After some initial criticism of his tactics and having spent much of the season in second place, he captured the La Liga title on the last day by pipping Barcelona on head to head results. In spite of his success after years of Madrid underachievement, Real Madrid’s president, Ramn Caldern, sacked him in the summer of 2007.
After being appointed England manager on 14 December 2007, Capello announced the role would be the last of his managerial career. Capello’s contract with the Football Association came into effect on 7 January 2008, and will run for two-and-a-half years, with a possible two-year extension. On 24 January 2008, Capello was named president of the League Managers Association, a customary role given to the English national coach.