Fabio Capello is England's manager
He will begin work on 7 January as part of a four and a half year contract that will take him through Euro 2012. His first match will be against Switzerland on 6 February.
Capello replaces Steve McClaren, who has been thrown into a pit somewhere in Dorking. His contract is for £6.5million annually, which is about £2.5million more then Sven-Goran Eriksson earned.
This is an excellent move by the English FA. Capello might not push the envelope as much as some of the other contenders would have, but he knows how to form a team. He brings with him an excellent staff and a vision that McClaren never had.
One last note, Franco Tancredi (goalkeeping coach) has his work cut out for him.