FA say no shortlist exists to find extra English coach

The Football Association maintain no decision has yet been taken on which English coaches could be in line to join Fabio Capello's backroom team to work alongside Stuart Pearce and Ray Clemence.

The initiative follows England's disappointing display at the World Cup, with the FA hoping to groom a number of English coaches as possible future national-team managers once the Italian, contracted until the end of the 2012 European Championships, eventually leaves his post.

However, the FA maintain speculation suggesting a shortlist has already been drawn up is wide of the mark, insisting no decision has been made.

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Club England managing director Adrian Bevington said: "Fabio volunteered he wanted another English coach to join his set-up when we met him recently.

"Fabio was clear he didn't want us to offer names immediately, instead stressing he wanted more time to consider who it should be, then discuss it in more detail with FA Director of Football Sir Trevor Brooking during the first week of August. Therefore, any speculation as to who it might be cannot be made with any real conviction.

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

"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."

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