“They all live in an environment that they are told they are even better than they are. They all expect to play. A big task of club management is to satisfy demands of the players. Harry has proved he can do it. Big time.
“He’s not only a great manager, he’s an excellent coach. I remember from my time at West Ham, he is always out on the training pitch.
“He doesn’t just sit in his office, he is out working with the players. He’s a smashing manager and of course he has enough time before the tournament to come in and take over, he already knows the players.”
Although he was sorry to see his fellow Italian resign, Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni does not believe England will be weaker in Euro 2012 because of Capello’s departure.
He said: “I don’t think England will be weaker because of him leaving, they have a lot of good players.
“Regardless of who is coach, the players are very strong and that’s the most important thing. I know English players, when they are out on the pitch they forget who the manager is. They will forget Fabio.
“I was not surprised with what happened with Fabio, I’ve been in football a long time as a coach and manager and anything can happen. I think he will return [to management] quickly, in another country perhaps.”