Arrogant and inspirational, a tough guy not afraid to cry, Fabio Capello remains one of football's most enigmatic and controversial figures. Mark Ryan's powerful book lifts the lid on Capello's eventful life and contains a number of new and fascinating revelations. Discover, for example, how intermediaries have tried to tempt Capello away from England with assurances that he can become a director at one of Europe's top clubs; and how Capello went about trying to ensure that referees would protect Wayne Rooney from the game's worst hatchet men at the World Cup finals in South Africa. Find out about the tough rules Capello imposed on his players for the World Cup in South Africa, and how he might have missed a trick his his preparations for penalty shoot-outs. Drawing on exclusive interviews and extensive research, this comprehensive biography provides the full, remarkable story for the first time, complete with revealing photographs.
Mark Ryan has been a journalist for more than twenty years. He is also the author of "For the Glory," which was nominated for a British sports Book of the Year award ,and Justine Henin: From Tragedy to Triumph (both JR Books).