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Current manager of the English national football team.

Fabio Capello Info

Date of BirthJune 18, 1946
Place of BirthSan Canzian d'Isonzo, Italy
Playing positionAttacking midfielder(retired)
Current ClubEngland (Manager)
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 Yes, we were lucky. Here we lose the confidence. Some players usually can dribble and go straight at the goal. I always want three players in front of goal for crosses but there was only ever one. We didn't play well in the first 20 minutes and in the last 15 minutes we suffered a lot. We didn't play good passes and never pressed the ball. 
— Fabio Capello saying England are lucky to beat Wales at Wembley / September 06, 2011
 I have decided that John Terry, after one year of punishment, will again be the permanent captain. I think one year's punishment is enough. 
— Fabio Capello reinstating John Terry as the captain of the English football team / March 19, 2011
 I am not happy Rio was injured because he is a fantastic player but I was happy with the performance of the other defenders. This is the future, 
— Fabio Capello warning Rio Ferdinand that he might have difficulty in the future to find a place in the England national side / February 13, 2011
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 I spoke with [United boss] Sir Alex [Ferguson] and monitored him [Ferdinand] for five games myself. He played very well and was back to his best. Now, after the last injury, he must wait again to play more often. I don't know what is going to happen for the Wales game but I am happy with the possibilities I have. 
— Fabio Capello warning Rio Ferdinand that he might have difficulty in the future to find a place in the England national side / February 13, 2011
 The spirit of the group is really important. With Lippi we talked about Italy when they won last time, when the players had free days the players and their families stayed together. After each game they had a barbeque. It created a great spirit of the group. These are the little differences that can sometimes make the difference when it comes to winning. The managers need to understand what is best. 
— Fabio Capello is willing to take a softer line with WAG culture / April 27, 2010
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 When I went to Real Madrid [as coach, in 2006] they had not won anything for three years, which is strange for a club the size of Real Madrid. Inside the dressing room there were three different teams – a South American group, Spanish group and the others. I had to work really hard to break these different groups down and bring everyone together. I had to make strong decisions and make sure there was a spirit within the team – when the group found the spirit of the shirt they won. Spirit is one of the most important things for a team. You need to have a good spirit to win. 
— Fabio Capello / April 27, 2010
 We always practise with the penalties. The problem is that during training the goal seems wide and the goalkeeper seems little; during the actual game the keeper seems bigger and the goals seem smaller. The hardest thing to manage is the pressure. It's important to train, you need to practise so they have confidence – but sometimes when it's time to decide who will take the penalties you need to change because players are tired, you need players with confidence who want to take them. I know who will take the good penalties, but sometimes at the final moment you have to change. 
— Fabio Capello / April 27, 2010
 Leadership is vital, you can't buy it. You need to have it to be successful. The players will follow a strong leader, you need to be able to convince the players of your methods and ideas at all times and you can only do this by being a good leader. 
— Fabio Capello saying a tough individual is needed to manage the English side / April 27, 2010