"Marcotti, an Italian football writer living in London, was born to write this book. He researched it in terrifying detail, like an American biography. One conclusion about Capello: "No grudges are ever held and you are only ever judged on performance." Financial Times 20081129 "The Don Uncovered... Intriguing insight into England's enigmatic coach... A thought-provoking, impeccably researched book on an enigmatic subject" FourFourTwo 20081001 "This is a formidable piece of journalism mixing library research, expansive football knowledge, dozens of interviews with Capello eyewitnesses and even a few titbits from the man himself. Marcotti goes beyond the superficial public assumptions about his subject... this is a serious book about a serious chap... a detailed and lucid analysis" -- Pete May Football 365 20081126 "Meticulously researched" -- Brian Viner Independent 20090331 "Marcotti has an unrivalled network of contacts, and writes with authority and style... an intriguing portrait" -- Liam Doyle The Bookseller 20080516
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About the Author
Gabriele Marcotti is the World Football Correspondent for The Times and UK correspondent for the Corriere dello Sport. He is also a columnist for Sports Illustrated, presents a weekly show on BBC Radio Five Live and is a regular analyst on Bravo, Setanta and Sky Sports News. His books include The Italian Job: A Journey to the Heart of Two Great Footballing Cultures, co-written with Gianluca Vialli and also published by Bantam Press, which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in 2006.