Harry Redknapp Ticks all the boxes; English, managed in the Champions League, won trophies, plays attractive football and has done so with Tottenham thanks to a core of English players, including captaincy candidate Scott Parker. Has to be the overwhelming favourite.
Jose Mourinho Impeccable CV and perfect grasp of English. He would have no problem controlling the dressing-room egos. Tipped to leave Real Madrid in the summer, his fiery temperament might be a big problem for the FA, in addition to his salary demands, which are sure to be high.
Arsene Wenger Hugely respected in England and his knowledge of the domestic game clearly is an advantage. In the middle of a vast rebuilding exercise at Arsenal, where some fans have turned against him, so not impossible to believe he could be prized away.
Guus Hiddink A proven manager on the international stage. Managed to take unfancied South Korea to a fourth-place finish in the 2002 World Cup, four years after leading his homeland Holland to the semis. Had a successful brief stint at Chelsea, winning the 2009 FA Cup.
Alan Pardew Alan Pardew has re-established his reputation at Newcastle United. Overcame a lot of scepticism to re-establish the Magpies as a top-flight force. The 50-year-old yesterday ruled himself out of the race to succeed Capello but in football, you never know.
Stuart Pearce Long-time coach of the England U-21 side and boss of the Olympic team later this year, Stuart Pearce, has been named the stand-in manager for Capello. Lacks experience of the club scene but many other countries prefer to appoint from within.