Ten things to know about the new England coach:
• He is a confirmed art buff and has a private collection worth £10million.
• Capello has enjoyed success at Wembley before. In his playing days, he scored for Italy against England at the old stadium in 1973 to secure the Azzurri's first win over the Three Lions.
• Capello's teams are notoriously hard to beat. Under him, AC Milan completed a run of 58 games without defeat.
• Following his retirement as a player, Capello worked for AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi as a manager of one of the tycoon's companies, Mediolanum.
• Last year he claimed in the Italian press that Fascist dictator General Franco had 'left a legacy of order' in Spain.
• Capello's son Pierfilippo, a lawyer, was expected to represent him in talks with the Football Association.
• Capello has twice been replaced by Germans at Real Madrid - Jupp Heynckes in 1997 and Bernd Schuster a decade later.
• Capello has won the league title with every team he has managed - AC Milan, Real Madrid, Juventus and Roma.
• He has a passion for jamon iberico, Spanish ham - and while at Juventus, he had it specially imported to him from Spain.
• During his second spell at Real Madrid, he had disagreements with a number of star players - including Ronaldo, fellow Italian Antonio Cassano and David Beckham.
Serie A: 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96 (AC Milan); 2000-01 (Roma); 2004-05, 2005-06 (Juventus, although they were subsequently stripped of the title)
La Liga: 1996-97; 2006-07 (Real Madrid)
Champions League: 1994 (AC Milan 4-0 Barcelona)
European Super Cup: 1994 (AC Milan 2-0 Arsenal)