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The FA are apparently determined to learn the lessons of England's dismal performance at this summer's World Cup and ensure that there will be high-quality coaches available at all levels of the game in future.

Club England managing director Adrian Bevington also insists that the FA will be making sure that all of current boss Fabio Capello's experience is put to good use during the Italian's next two years in charge of the national side.

Another Englishman is set to join Capello's largely Italian backroom team soon, and improving the numbers and quality of English coaches is a key priority.

"While we have such an experienced manager as Fabio in charge, we need to draw on all of his experience for the benefit of our whole game over the next two years. We have a responsibility to ensure we do this," Bevington told the FA's official website.

"If we can increase the number of qualified English coaches and managers at the elite end of the game - to a comparable level to other major European nations - we are giving ourselves a far greater chance of achieving success in the future.

"A greater number of coaches and managers will hopefully ensure that English coaches will have greater opportunities to work for the big clubs in this country.

"We do already have excellent managers in the likes of Harry Redknapp, Roy Hodgson, Sam Allardyce, Steve Bruce and Steve McClaren, to name but a few. We also have many more coming through the leagues, but we need more.

"St George's Park (our national football centre) will be crucial to this, as it will be England's university of football. The FA Learning Programme will be hugely significant as well."

As well as Capello's coaching, the attitude of the players was called into question after the failure in South Africa.

But Bevington insists that 'passion', a word that seems to have been used to cover up a multiude of sins over the summer, is not lacking in the England players.

"While the players have as expected been heavily criticised for the performance in South Africa, I can say as someone who has worked closely with the team for over a decade that these players do care passionately," he added.

"I was on the bus and around the dressing room ahead and after all our games in South Africa and on a dejected team coach after the Germany game.

"The players do care and carry the pain afterwards. This is shown in different ways, but it is there among them all. We all carry the burden of letting the nation down."

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