Dream come true for Fabio

17 December 2007 04:35
Fabio Capello has admitted it is a dream come true to manage England after being officially confirmed as Steve McClaren's successor. The 61-year-old Italian says he has wanted the job for a long time and, after agreeing a four-and-a-half year contract, believes England can go right to the top. Capello said: "I am very proud and honoured to be England manager. I have wanted this job for a long time. "It is a dream come true, It is a job everybody wants. "I am convinced that this is a great team that can go right to the top. "Money is really a secondary issue for me. The main issue for me is results. "I am convinced that in one month when the national squad meets for the first time, I will be able to speak English. I believe it is very important to be able to communicate to the players. "I will talk to the players about what has gone wrong and I want all the players to play for their country as they do for the clubs. "I have also asked for an English coach to be integrated into the staff. It is vital to have someone in the environment who is English. "I believe English people have a will to win and a love for their country and it is just a matter of getting it out of them. I hope I will be that man. "I have accepted this task because I believe I can do well. I've just arrived. There are many things to think about and I will make decisions as soon as I can. "I have four games to build a group of players without pressure. I have never wanted to manage Italy and those close to me know that well."

Source: ESA