Fabio Capello must address the players’ tactical naivety when he takes charge of the England team, according to Arrigo Sacchi.
Capello’s predecessor at Milan, Sacchi has revealed he was often left confused by the tactics employed by former England managers in big games.
“He does not rate, I think, the tactics often used by British teams, especially in the past, at great international tournaments like the European Championship or the World Cup, particularly in away games,” Sacchi told the Daily Mail.
“Although in recent years, thanks to the foreign legion of managers and players, much has changed in England.
“But yes, I believe that Capello has always been a fan of the British style of playing football and especially the 4-4-2 system.
“He has used it throughout his career, even if he has proved able to adapt various other systems to his players, too.”
Sacchi does, however, believe that Capello is an admirer of the English game in general.
“Fabio has always been attracted by British football – by the beauty of the stadiums, the perfect pitches and their close proximity to the fans,” he added.
“He loves the English desire to fight for every ball, playing physical and aggressive football.”