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Last Updated: Thursday December 13 2007 16:28 GMT

Capello to be England manager?

Fabio Capello

Sport experts think Fabio Capello could become the next manager of the England football team by the end of the day.

The Italian has managed loads of clubs and won the league title twice in Spain with Real Madrid and seven times in Italy, with three different clubs.

Capello is expected to fly to London for talks with the Football Association - and a deal could be done any time.

The 61-year-old has said he is keen to step into the shoes of Steve McClaren, the team's last manager.

There are rumours that Capello will be offered a £4 million contract until 2010, the the option to stay on for the World Cup.

Setve McClaren was given the boot last month after England crashed out of Euro 2008.

Since then there has been a lot of talk about who will take over.

Fabio Capello

One of those in the running was former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, but he has said he does not want the job.

Football players and managers - including Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson - have spoken out in support of Capello.

But Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said he was concerned about how well Capello could speak English.

He said: "The quality of the candidate is outstanding.

"The only problem he could have, I don't know how good his English is. A big part of the job is to deal with the media."