Friday 14 December 2007

Capello the right man for the job

I have been watching a bit of Sky Sports News today surrounding the appointment of Fabio Capello as the new England manager. And I can't believe the drivel the producers are putting on the screen.
England fans should be praising to high heaven and not whining that he isn't English. His record speaks for itself.


Seven league titles (AC Milan: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996; Real Madrid: 1997, 2007; AS Roma: 2001)

He also won back-to-back league titles with Juventus in 2005 and 2006, but the club was stripped of these honours in the wake of the Italian match-fixing scandal.

European Cup with AC Milan in 1994

European Super Cup with AC Milan 1994

Four Italian Super Cups.

David Moyes takes the biscuit with the most inane comment I have heard in a long time, saying: "I dunno how the Italians would feel with Sam Allardyce or Alan Curbishley" getting the Italian job. That's ridiculous David, comparing one of the most successful managers in European history to two guys who have won nothing and never managed a top club. Don't get me wrong, I think both are excellent coaches, but neither would put themselves in Capello's league.

I'd now like to see the FAI panel in Dublin to take this example and find a manager of real quality for the Irish national team. The past few managers have been prime examples of 'paying peanuts and getting monkeys'. Time to change that and try make a major tournament some time in the next five years.

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