That well known ego maniac Mourinho would have been an interesting if unpredictable choice (he has now officially withdrawn his name.) O'Neill just hasn't proved himself enough in the upper levels of the game. Ditto 'Del Boy' Redknapp, and (Lord help us) Alan Curbishley. I do happen to think Hoddle was harshly treated when he was kicked out of the job (for non-footballing reasons) and he is worth considering at least (remember how he got us playing against the likes of Italy and Argentina?) Rightly or wrongly, I can't believe Klinsman, a German, will get the job. Hiddink has a brilliant international record, but doesn't really feature at the top of any betting that I'm aware of. Scolari has done well at Portugal, however, I doubt he'll be asked for a second time by the FA having turned down the 1st offer. For me though, in the end, it comes down to 2 Italian legends. The World cup winning Marcelo Lippi, and the man who has won just about everything else in world football - Fabio Cappello. So which of these 2 greats should be the next England manager? I'd especially like to hear from people who know a bit about their personalities (they're not so well known in England.) What are they like? How do they differ? Who would be best suited to the job? Or should it actually be someone different? FWIW, my instinct is Cappello could be the man to lead us back into the forefront of world football.