The Football Association have confirmed that Fabio Capello will succeed Steve McClaren as England manager.

The news was revealed 48 hours after Capello agreed in principle to lead the Three Lions, with the decision being ratified by the FA Board on Thursday.

Final negotiations between the FA and Capello´s advisors have now been completed and the former Juventus, AC Milan and Real Madrid coach has signed a four-and-a-half year contract and will begin work on January 7.

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