England wants O’Neill if Capello quits

Ian Watmore, FA’s new chief executive, is impressed with the way O’Neill is brining through so many English players at Villa Park.

An FA insider told The Sun: “There is no doubt Martin O’Neill’s stock has risen again. He is seen as the preferred candidate to take over from Fabio.”

Capello has a 4 1/2-year contract with the FA running through to the European Championships of 2012.