Wenger hails strong Capello
12 Dec 2007 - 16:37:54
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hailed Fabio Capello as an outstanding candidate for the job as the next manager of the England national team.
Wenger believes that the veteran Italian would be exactly the sort of strong character needed to get England back on track, after they failed to qualify for the European Championship finals.
"I have known Fabio for a long time and the quality of the candidate is outstanding," Wenger commented.
"The only problem I think he could have is with the language, I do not know how good his English is.
"However, he can deal with the media pressure as he done that before. He was at Real Madrid and in Italy as well where there is big media pressure in the big clubs.
"As for the technical part, you do not have to worry about him. As a national team manager, you can only deal with the generation you have - if you have a good generation you can do well.
"I feel Fabio is a strong man and a strong character. He has a clear idea of what he wants and when he is convinced of something, he goes to the end of it.
"I believe he is a winner and is a guy who is convinced of the methods that he uses.
"I believe a manager is strong when he swims against the tide, I feel he can do that and that is a needed quality in this country."