MILAN, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Former Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello has said he would be interested in the England manager's job.
England failed to qualify for Euro 2008 after losing 3-2 at home to Croatia on Wednesday and coach Steve McClaren was sacked on Thursday morning.
The 61-year-old Capello, who achieved huge success with AC Milan in the 1990s and also won Italian titles with Juventus and AS Roma, has often spoken of his desire to coach England.
'It would be a beautiful challenge. I am the right age. It is a battle,' Capello told Thursday's Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Italian was dismissed as Real coach at the end of last season despite winning the Spanish title and is now working as a commentator for Italy's Rai television.
He is well aware of England's problems, however.
'There are too many foreign players and the players are used to another way of playing,' he said of England while commentating on Italy's 3-1 win over Faroe Islands on Wednesday.
Former Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho is the bookmakers' favourite if McClaren is sacked.