Fabio Capello is perhaps a contentious choice to start this list off. The Italian left his post as England manager in rather controversial circumstances, leaving the FA scrambling to find a manager prior to the start of Euro 2012. Capello's place on the list is down to the fact that he is, statistically, the most successful England manager of all time. In 42 games, Capello's side only lost 6 times finishing with an impressive win percentage of 66.7. Although England may have under performed at the 2010 World Cup, you cannot argue with the Italian's performance during qualifying. While Hodgson and England stuttered across the line, the same cannot be said during Capello's reign. England breezed through qualifying under the Italian, something which is often forgotten. While Capello should have performed better at the World Cup, you cannot argue with his overall record.
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