Capello vows to improve his English
Fabio Capello is all set to be unveiled as England's new manager on Monday, and he vowes to improve his Engish.sports Updated: Dec 17, 2007 16:25 IST
Fabio Capello was set to be unveiled as England's new manager later on Monday and has already vowed to make efforts to improve his command of the English language.
The 61-year-old Italian will attend a news conference to open his tenure as national team coach following Friday's announcement that he had been given the task of reviving England's fortunes after the failure to qualify for Euro 2008.
Capello was expected to answer questions over the lack of Englishmen among his staff and fears that his own poor command of the language might sideline his efforts.
He has already stressed, however, that his first intention is to allow the team to re-discover their identity.
"Psychologically, they are a team that needs to find its confidence. I watched them play against Russia and they looked a very impersonal side when playing," said Capello.
"It's a team that need to find itself and that will be my role.
"The England national team seems to have lost the determination and grit that they had in the past.
"We will have to create in a short time the right atmosphere and the right characteristics to get results.
"From today, I'll learn more English. The most important thing is to get to know the atmosphere.
"The most important thing is to be able to work and take this national team where it belongs.
"It would be the ultimate to win the World Cup and then retire."
The FA's director of football development, Trevor Brooking, meanwhile has indicated a future coaching role alongside Capello for the likes of under-21 boss Stuart Pearce, former captain Alan Shearer and Watford's highly-rated manager Adrian Boothroyd.
Brooking hopes to ensure the formal part of the coaching arrangements will be in place ahead of Capello's first match, a friendly with Euro 2008 joint-hosts Switzerland at Wembley early next year.
"We are going to try to discuss to have an arrangement in place for early February," he told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme.
"Let's see what is going to be best for the English coaching structure and Fabio has been very relaxed and very open."