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Fabio Capello
Fabio Capello
The Man, The Dream, The Inside Story by Mark Ryan. Including all England’s World Cup qualifying matches from 2008, this is the compelling story of one of football’s most enigmatic and controversial figures – from his early days in Italy as the son of a football loving concentration camp survivor, right through to his challenging time as manager of England. Arrogant and inspired, this hard man had a dream – to coach the Three Lions to the top of the world. Seduced by the chance to
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The complete story of Fabio Capello – including all England’s World Cup qualifiers in September and October 2008

The Man, The Dream, The Inside Story follows Capello from his childhood, through the big clubs to coping with pressure as manager of England, and draws on exclusive interviews and original research

The book includes fascinating details of Capello’s relationship with David Beckham at both Real Madrid and England, his strategy and how he deals with players, his hopes and plans

Author Mark Ryan is a top sports journalist and author


Including all England’s World Cup qualifying matches from 2008, this is the compelling story of one of football’s most enigmatic and controversial figures – from his early days in Italy as the son of a football loving concentration camp survivor, right through to his challenging time as manager of England. Arrogant and inspired, this hard man had a dream – to coach the Three Lions to the top of the world. Seduced by the chance to lead England to World Cup glory for the first time since 1966, his reign would be full of drama from the start. Had he inherited a poisoned chalice, or could he show that he had what it took to fulfil his ambition?

Mark Ryan’s powerful book lifts the lid on Capello’s eventful life, from cliff-diving as a four-year-old to the day when, as a player, he turned on his Juventus team mates and almost wrecked his rise to the top. He recalls the sweetest and most bitter moments of a colourful playing career which saw him star in a World Cup, step out for a European Cup final, and bear some responsibility for the introduction of the dreaded penalty shootout. The author reveals just how close Capello came to taking over England in 2000 and Manchester United in 2002. Fabio’s coaching career, with its successes, troubles and amazing secrets, is charted from his early days at AC Milan through to the sales pitch to the FA that landed him the England job.

Drawing on exclusive interviews and extensive research, we also glimpse Capello the family man and the art collector, learn why he burst into tears in front of TV millions, discover his shocking words to his AC Milan players moments before they went out and won the Champions League, and his reasons for dropping then reinstating David Beckham with Real Madrid and England.

Going into England’s early World Cup qualifying campaign for South Africa 2010, Ryan reveals the man behind the image, and the pressure that goes with the toughest job in football.

Mark Ryan has reported on sport for a number of newspapers since 1986. He is also the author of Justine Henin: From Tragedy to Triumph (JR Books).




Author

Mark Ryan

ISBN 978-1-906217-78-5
Publication November 2008
Binding Hardback



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