Fabio Capello’s son and advisor has admitted that the Italian was keen to open talks with the Football Association about becoming the next coach of England.
The former Real Madrid and Milan coach has emerged as favourite to succeed Steve McClaren after Jose Mourinho announced he was not interested in the post.
Capello’s son Pierfilippo – who is a lawyer and acts on behalf of his father – has reiterated that the 61-year-old is ready for talks at Soho Square.
“The England job is really special,” Capello jnr is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News.
“When the FA wants to speak to you, you have to listen, no contact has been made yet but we are waiting.”
Reports from England suggest that Capello would like to appoint Gianfranco Zola as his assistant with a motivational role for former England striker Alan Shearer or current Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce