Italian coach Fabio Capello has confirmed he is “very interested” in taking over as England manager following the sacking of Steve McClaren on Thursday.
Capello one of the few candidates to have expressed any enthusiasm for the post, made vacant following England’s failure to qualify for the Euro 2008 finals.
“It would be a very interesting challenge, and difficult challenges have always interested me,” Capello told Italian television station Rai2.
“I was convinced (Jose) Mourinho would have accepted the job. He has another objective but I am not the same age as him,” the 61-year-old said of the 44-year-old former Chelsea manager.