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Baldini to retain England link

Fabio Capello's right-hand man Franco Baldini has confirmed he will remain involved with England after he joins AS Roma.

• Baldini to quit after qualifiers

Baldini has agreed to become general manager of the Serie A club at the end of England's Euro 2012 qualification campaign in October and the FA had indicated he would then leave his role of sporting director.

However, the Italian claimed on Monday that he intends retain some links with England, following his return to club football, until after the Euro 2012 tournament is complete - should the Three Lions qualify.

Baldini told La Repubblica: "Once the contract [with Roma] starts, my role as sporting director with the English FA will become only that of a free advisor until the end of Euro 2012. Everything is clear and friendly.''

Baldini, who says he has yet to sign a contract with Roma, stated he was responsible for bringing former Barcelona B boss Luis Enrique in as the Giallorossi's new coach.

"I wanted someone foreign from Italian football,'' said Baldini. "Someone that was not contaminated. Luis Enrique is very motivated.''

Baldini revealed he had met with former Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas earlier this summer, with a view to him possibly becoming the new Roma boss. Villas-Boas signed for Chelsea last month.

"I had dinner with Villas-Boas,'' Baldini said. "I immediately felt a good rapport but Villas-Boas was too expensive.''

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