Capello ponders pundit role back in Italy after leading England at Euro 2012
Fabio Capello has revealed he will wait until after Euro 2012 before deciding whether to return to Italy… as a TV commentator.
The Italian is set to stand down as England manager after the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine this summer and has been linked with several posts on the Continent.
Talking a good game: Fabio Capello accepts his special critics' award at Italy's annual football awards ceremony in Milan
The 65-year-old former AC Milan and Real Madrid manager was presented with a special critics' award at the annual Oscar del Calcio awards ceremony in Milan – which rewards the best player, coach, club and referee in the previous Serie A season.
Holding on: England boss Capello is unsure over his future
Last month Capello insisted he wished to remain with England until the end of their Euro 2012 campaign but on Monday night he did not reveal what he expects to do following the tournament.
'Before taking a decision we wait for the end of the European Championship,' he said.
'Then let's see if I go back to Italy, as a TV commentator or as a coach.'
He added: 'I am well in England, I am fine, but the Italian anthem is always a strong emotion.'
Looking towards this summer's competition, Capello has labelled Spain as favourites despite England having beaten the World Cup winners in a recent friendly.
Stand by your man: Capello was accompanied by his wife Laura at the ceremony
He said: 'We played them in a friendly and they made a great impression on me with incredible possession of the ball.
'Many are looking for an antidote – even (Jose) Mourinho at Real Madrid – but cannot find it.'