Capello rules out dual role

11 February 2009 08:52
Fabio Capello would not consider combining his role as England head coach with a full-time club manager's job. The Italian coach would not contemplate taking on the workload which Guus Hiddink is ready to accept to become the new Chelsea manager. Hiddink, who is already employed as the head coach of the Russia national team, is in talks with the Stamford Bridge hierarchy over taking the managerial reins on a short-term deal until the end of the season. The Dutchman is expected to be confirmed as Luiz Felipe Scolari's successor early next week following the latest round of international friendlies. When asked whether he would combine two roles, Capello said: "It is not my problem. I know he did it before with Australia and PSV. "I prefer to think about one job, not two. "They are two completely different jobs. As a club manager you coach every day and you can change the style in a very short space of time. You can speak with the players about problems. "With the national team it is different. I meet the players every 45 days. If you want to change a lot of things, you only have a very short time to work. "In that situation, the character of the coach is very important."

Source: ESA