Brooking to work with Capello
Published : 15 Jul 2010 20:31:14
England boss Fabio Capello has agreed to work with Sir Trevor Brooking in a bid to develop the skills of English coaches following a meeting of the Football Association Board at Wembley on Thursday afternoon.
The FA also confirmed its intention to recruit an independent chairman who they hope to have installed early in the new year.
Brooking, along with FA General Secretary Alex Horne, will also work on providing a raft of recommendations in relation to international and youth player development and the coaching education set-up. The FA board plan to consider these recommendations by December.
It is understood there was a "lengthy" discussion about England's performance at the tournament in South Africa and how to find a way forward.
Capello's squad won just one game out of four and crashed out 4-1 to Germany in the last 16 stage.
The defeat was the heaviest in World Cup history for England but despite speculation over his future after the tournament, the FA announced that Capello was to remain as coach.
But he will now be supported by Brooking, the FA's Director of Football Development, as the FA Board look for ways of improving the skills and development of English coaches.
The move will also provide the Italian boss with more English support, particularly when assistant Stuart Pearce is working with the under-21 international squad.
Capello will also work closely with the Board of Club England as they look to qualify for the European Championships in two years' time.
Brooking's increasingly pivotal role in the game will also see him work closely with Horne when it comes to advocating ways to improve the development of England's international players. The pair will produce a set of recommendations in relation to international player development that will also consider all aspects of the FA's current youth development and coach education set-up.