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Fabio Capello is not prepared to rush the appointment of an English coach to join the national set up, Club England managing director Adrian Bevington has announced.

In the aftermath of the fall out from the Three Lions' dreadful performance at World Cup 2010, it was declared that a new member would be added to the Italian's staff in a bid to groom a homegrown successor. Former internationals Gareth Southgate and Alan Shearer have since been linked with the post.

Speaking to the Football Association's official website, Bevington insisted no candidate would be selected in the immediate future.

"Fabio volunteered he wanted another English coach to join his set-up when we met him last week," Bevington said.

"We were pleased to hear this as we want to introduce a wider pool of English coaches moving forward.

"Fabio was clear he didn't want us to offer names immediately, instead stressing he wanted more time to consider who it should be, then discuss it in more detail with Sir Trevor Brooking during the first week of August.

"Therefore, any speculation as to who it might be cannot be made with any real conviction. Fabio hasn't offered his preference, we haven't said ours and no one has been approached."

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