Talking tactics (MSN)

Fabio Capello's England: average score 2:1

By SportUK 08/02/2012 22:34

Fabio Capello has the best post-war record of any England manager. Despite the dismal failure of the World Cup campaign in South Africa, his 28 victories from 42 games surpass even that achieved by Sir Alf Ramsay.

 

England managersFive England managers have served longer, but even had Capello continued to the end of the European Championships as originally planned, he couldn’t have outstripped Ron Greenwood who presided over 55 games.

 

Capello’s England have scored an average of 2.1 goals a game, conceding on average 0.83 goals. More than two thirds of those came from open play and the team’s respectable pass completion rate of 83% suggests they played relatively attractive football (Chelsea and Swansea, the top passers in the Premier League, manage about 85%).

 

Gareth Barry has seen his international career blossom under the Italian, claiming 35 caps, ahead of Wayne Rooney, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard. John Terry played 30 times, 21 as captain.

 

 

The players picked by Capello

 

Players under Capello

0Comments
  • Rob JonesRob Jones

    A fan of all things competitive, Rob plays, watches and shouts on the terraces of most sports.

  • Lee HarveyLee Harvey

    Whether it's football, cricket, cycling, NFL, NBA or major league baseball, Lee will be there and won't be short of an opinion.

latest sport videos
msn sport poll

Who do you think will replace David Moyes at Manchester United?

Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results

  1.  
    13 %
    Jurgen Klopp
    4,001 votes
  2.  
    2 %
    Carlos Queiroz
    1,057 votes
  3.  
    19 %
    Ryan Giggs
    5,895 votes
  4.  
    19 %
    Sir Alex Ferguson
    5,725 votes
  5.  
    6 %
    Gary Neville
    1,902 votes
  6.  
    19 %
    Louis Van Gaal
    5,796 votes
  7.  
    8 %
    Pep Guardiola
    2,321 votes
  8.  
    10 %
    Jose Mourinho
    3,051 votes
  9.  
    4 %
    Diego Simeone
    1,099 votes

Total Responses: 30,847
Not scientifically valid. Results are updated every minute.