Fabio Capello has become the latest managerial name to be linked with the still-not-vacant Arsenal job, making him the second most unlikely candidate after Brendan Rodgers.


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – JANUARY 18: Fabio Capello attends the party in tribute to the Reverso hosted by Jaeger-LeCoultre as part of the SIHH on January 18, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

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The former England manager has been installed as one of the frontrunners according to the S*n who are tracking odds with a bookmakers.

Three years older than Arsene Wenger who thinks he’s being discriminated against because of his age, perhaps someone close to Wenger has imagined the link to make the Frenchman realise that his age has nothing to do with anything.

Or perhaps people are just looking for every and any manager they can link to the job in order to generate some hits.

Capello recently left his job as manager of Chinese side, Jiansu Suning, by ‘mutual consent’ after a poor start to the season. This was his first job in management in three years since the Russia job. That, too, followed a three-year break after the England position.

Once a great manager, Capello has not been in charge of a top club since 2007 when he finished a year-long stint as manager of Real Madrid.

It’s absolutely absurd that he should be linked with the Arsenal job.

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