Saturday, 6 February 2010
Coaches will no doubt tell you that football management is much more than tactics, formations and cones on a muddy training pitch. The advances in technology and coaching techniques means standards are higher than ever before, and at top level the slightest weakness will be ruthlessly exploited.
So when England boss Fabio Capello gathers his troops for the friendly with Egypt next month he will have to assess the unity and morale of a squad potentially fractured by the John Terry affair.
In dealing with this issue the Italian will have to focus on what is good for the team without completely disregarding his moral compass.
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