Capello: Portrait Of A Winner

Capello: Portrait Of A Winner

Summary

Fabio Capello is a born winner. As a midfielder with Roma, Juventus and Milan, he won four Italian league championships and two cups, and played for his country 32 times, scoring a goal at Wembley in 1973 in Italy's first ever win in England. As a manager, Capello's fierce determination has seen him win championships with every club he has taken charge of, from Milan in the early 1990s to Real Madrid with David Beckham in 2007.Now he faces his greatest challenge yet: to restore England to the top of world football and take them to the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 - and win. For Capello, nothing less than the best will do.

In Capello: Portrait of a Winner, award-winning writer Gabriele Marcotti travels from Capello's early days in Italy to the first months in his new job to tell the story of the man behind the steely glare. Capello has made more than a few enemies over the years, and Marcotti has talked to them all, as well as his closest associates. No-one has ever got this close to Capello before, and this is the story not just of a remarkable career, but of the life of a truly extraordinary man.

Reviews

  • Marcotti, an Italian football writer living in London, was born to write this book. He researched it in terrifying detail, like an American biography. One conclusion about Capello: "No grudges are ever held and you are only ever judged on performance."
    Financial Times

About the author

Gabriele Marcotti

Born in Italy and now living in London, Gabriele Marcotti is a senior writer and analyst for ESPN, World Football Correspondent for The Times and UK correspondent for Corriere dello Sport. His previous books include The Italian Job: A Journey to the Heart of Two Great Footballing Cultures, shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, and Capello: Portrait of a Winner.
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