Capello has already held England talks

Fabio Capello has already been interviewed by the FA for the England job.

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A meeting has already taken place with Capello, the 61-year-old holding talks with the FA in Milan last Friday at which he outlined his plans for the job and who he would want as part of his staff.

The Independent reports that if offered the post, Capello would recruit Franco Baldini, his long-term right-hand man who has worked with him at all his clubs, as his assistant while there were also discussions about including Gianfranco Zola as part of his coaching team.

Considering Zola, a former Chelsea striker, is partly to mitigate against the fact that Capello is still not fully confident in speaking English, and is concerned that this may count against him – although his grasp of the language is not as poor as has been portrayed.

After that meeting, the FA chief executive, Brian Barwick, called Jose Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes and has held initial talks with him.

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