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Capello: ‘Invite Klopp or Mourinho’ to Coverciano

Sun 21 March 2021 | 11:43

Former Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello says Jurgen Klopp and José Mourinho should be invited to Coverciano and believes Antonio Conte and Gian Piero Gasperini are the best coaches in Italy.

Fabio Capello

discussed the Italian teams’ lack of success in European competition in an interview with Il Corriere dello Sport.

"There are four German coaches in the Champions League quarter-finals, Klopp, Tuchel, Terzic and Flick. And look at what Guardiola is doing,"

Capello said


"He changed his defensive phase. He wants Cancelo to press high up the pitch and play in midfield, so he has more space to recover the ball when he loses it.

"Ancelotti won many trophies abroad, Conte and Sarri too, Ranieri won the Premier League with Leicester.

"Quality is the real problem. Here in Italy we have many champions in their 30s who are still making the difference. Ronaldo, Ribery, Ibra, Palacio, Chiellini. That must mean something.

"A former footballer who follows the coaching course in Coverciano told me they invite fashionable rather than concrete coaches to take class.

"They should invite Klopp or Mourinho, the best ones, and return to coaching basic technique. It's a vast issue that would deserve a lot of time for a debate."

He was also asked about the best coaches in Italy.

"Conte and Gasperini. Conte changed his mind and returned to playing concrete football. Gasp is the only one with a European mentality,"

Capello said


source: SportMob