Fabio Capello will be unveiled as England’s new national football team coach today.
His appointment by the Football Association will be seen as a typical act of desperation by the media in yet another bid to end England’s long, long trophy drought. As I commented in a previous post, the FA should have taken their time to appoint a new man at the top, as England won’t be at Euro 2008 this summer.
Capello was arguably the only candidate with the right credentials to take the post as there weren’t obviously any English counterparts that could match his winning record. But what he needs now is the time…. and the patience (particularly from the media)… to be allowed to get on with the job.