The remaining England candidates

December 10, 2007

With Jose Mourinho firmly out of the running for the England job, the Football Association's search looks set to run and run.

Here are the remaining contenders.


Still thought to be in contention despite repeatedly trying to distance himself from the job. Was in the reckoning after the departure of Sven-Goran Eriksson and has done his reputation no harm since with a developing Aston Villa side.


The candidate who has most openly championed his cause. The Italian former Roma and Real Madrid coach clearly wants the job and would bring a confidence and winning pedigree. Is easily available as he is currently out of work but his English is poor and his tactics dour.


World Cup-winning Italy coach has come into the running and certainly has the required experience. Has tasted considerable success at domestic and international level and is also available. Like Capello, however, he speaks little English.


Impressed in his spell as Germany coach during last year's World Cup before quitting due to problems trying to combine work with a home life in Los Angeles. Knows the English game well after his spell with Tottenham who might also prove a popular choice.