Sven-Göran Eriksson has named the best players he coached while managing England between 2001 and 2006.
The Swede, who has hit the headlines several times this week after stories from his new book were revealed, led the Three Lions to three consecutive quarter-final finishes at World Cups 2002 and 2006, plus Euro 2004.
Eriksson was the manager in charge of England's so-called 'Golden Generation', which featured a host of Premier League stars in their peak years.
However, he was succeeded by his assistant Steve McClaren in 2006 after taking the decision to leave the England job after the World Cup finals in Germany that year.
His best England XI contains few surprises, but some of the comments about the selected players are fascinating.
Sven believes that John Terry was "technically better than Sol Campbell", while the 65-year-old hails David Beckham – his former captain – as "professionally perfect".
And of Michael Owen, Sven told the Telegraph: "Even the Queen likes Michael Owen."
Sven's best England XI:
Goalkeeper: David Seaman
Right-back: Gary Neville
Centre-back: John Terry
Centre-back: Rio Ferdinand
Left-back: Ashley Cole
Right-wing: David Beckham
Central midfield: Steven Gerrard
Central midfield: Frank Lampard
Left-wing: Paul Scholes
Striker: Wayne Rooney
Striker: Michael Owen
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