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Capello warns Hodgson about his role as new England manager

Fabio Capello has warned Roy Hodgson that he will find it hard to create a "winning mentality" among the England players ahead of Euro 2012.

In a story in The Times, former England boss Capello is quoted as saying: "As a club manager, you are a manager. As a national team manager, you are a selector.

“You cannot work with and get the best out of the players all of the time because some are injured, some are not in a top moment, some are unhappy with their club's position, some have a problem with their manager.

"It's not a normal job. It's difficult to create something. You can't do something in a short space of time. The idea is to create the team spirit and winning mentality in a really short time. This is very difficult. It will be hard. And the other thing is that you don't play a lot of games. In nearly every game, you are either in or out."

The Italian is rooting for new England manager Hodgson – although that is partly because he wants to see the results of his time in charge during England’s Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.

‘A very good and experienced manager’

"I've known Roy since he was coaching in Italy and I have met him often in these last few years," said Capello.

"I believe he is a very good and experienced manager. I wish him all the best for the future and Euro 2012.

"I'm happy with the job I did for England. I hope that England will be one of the best teams at the Euros and they can show my job was really good. If things go well as I hope, people will recognise that I did a good job."

Capello added that he is interested in managing a Premier League club at some point.

"At the end of my career, it would be interesting to find a team with big motivation to arrive at the top.

"England would be very interesting for me because I know very well the teams and the players, and everything would be less difficult. It would be easier for me in England. And my English is not so bad!"

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