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Fabio Capello will have new English coach by September

Highlights - Germany 4-1 England

Fabio Capello will have a new English coach as part of his backroom staff by the beginning of September.

England's poor World Cup prompted manager Capello to agree to add a third English coach to his staff alongside Stuart Pearce and Ray Clemence.

"We aim to have the new coach appointed for the autumn fixtures," Club England managing director Adrian Bevington told BBC Sport.

England play Bulgaria and Switzerland in Euro 2012 qualifiers in September.

The game with Bulgaria is at Wembley on Friday 3 September, before England travel to Switzerland for their second qualifier on Tuesday 7 September; before those matches they host Hungary in a friendly on 11 August.

Capello is due to meet FA director of development Sir Trevor Brooking in August to assess possible appointments.

BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan said: "The FA wants Brooking and Capello to identify an additional young English coach to work as part of England's backroom team.


"Pearce has a dual role as Under-21 manager and the FA is keen to start grooming another potential successor to Capello. It is also understood that none of Capello's team of Italian assistant coaches will be leaving the England set-up."

With Pearce sometimes away on Under-21 duty, the FA wants to promote a greater sense of continuity in the set-up, as well as helping to bridge the gap between players and manager.

Bevington has played down suggestions the new coach will necessarily be Capello's successor, saying: "Any new coach is not being selected so they can automatically take over from Fabio in two years.

"Hopefully we will have a group of Englishmen to consider at that time."

And Bevington insisted that any speculation as to who the appointment might be was, at this stage, unfounded

"Fabio hasn't offered his preference, we haven't said ours and no one has been approached," he added.

The FA also has stressed its intention to appoint an independent chairman following the resignation of Lord Triesman in May, although its desire for someone with "a real affinity to football" could put it on collision course with the government.

There are a lot of good English players in the country...The pathway is an issue in my view

England U19 manager Noel Blake

The FA wants to remove from its rules the stipulation that its chairman must have a minimum of 12 months without a material business relationship to a football entity.

A completely independent chairman was one of the key recommendations of the Burns Report in 2005.

Lord Triesman was forced to quit after a private conversation with a former civil service colleague was secretly recorded and then published by a newspaper.

The comments included claims that the Spanish FA was looking for help to bribe referees at the World Cup in South Africa and were seen as being potentially damaging to England 2018 World Cup bid. However, Fifa took no action over the allegations.

In addition to selecting a new coach for the England set-up, Capello and Brooking - who appears to be taking an increasingly influential role in the wake of the World Cup disappointment - will also work together with the aim of improving the skills and development of English coaches.

The pair will produce recommendations in relation to international player development and coach education set-up, with the FA keen to learn the lessons of a World Cup in which a much-hyped England won just one match.

Former boss Steve McClaren on England

Capello, who kept his job after the competition, did not address the board at the gathering but met members of Club England including Brooking, chairman Sir Dave Richards, FA general secretary Alex Horne and Club England managing director Bevington.

Capello said after being told his job was safe that he will focus more on youth.

The first steps towards that strategy could be visible when England play Hungary at Wembley.

Having had the squad with the highest average age in South Africa, Capello is expected to call-up some younger players and may even take the opportunity to take a look at the England Under-19s when they start their European Championship finals campaign in France on Sunday.

England will face Austria, Holland and France in the group stages, although manager Noel Blake is unsure whether Capello will be in attendance.

"I don't know his diary," said Blake. "But, when we qualified for the finals a couple of years ago, his assistant [Franco Baldini] came out and we do get good support from the senior end of things."

Meanwhile, Capello and the FA continue to be embarrassed by the ongoing presence of the controversial Capello Index website.

The site carries ratings for players involved in this summer's World Cup, including those in the England team, and Capello was forced to distance himself from it ahead of the tournament.

On Saturday, he demanded the ratings be removed from the internet, claiming: "I did not authorise this and am angry it was published."

But as of Monday evening, the site was still available, although a guide to its methodology states: "We would like to clarify that Fabio Capello did not contribute in the formulation of the results now available online."

see also
England stars off 'Capello Index'
20 Jul 10 |  Football
Beckham 'will not manage England'
14 Jul 10 |  Football
Where do England go from here?
14 Jul 10 |  World Cup 2010
Capello to remain as England boss
02 Jul 10 |  World Cup 2010
Capello named new England manager
14 Dec 07 |  Internationals
Fifa rejects fresh Triesman probe
07 Jun 10 |  Football
Triesman verdict pleases bid team
29 May 10 |  Football
Burton receives council go-ahead
17 May 10 |  Football

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