There is no doubt Capello is a top class manager, communicating with players should be no problem, he has managed many big clubs with players who speak all languages, and his English seemed not too bad to me when he was on TV. The FA should also have ensured in the contract for him and his staff that they would provide coaching lessons to enable them to learn English.
English managers, the problem is that there are no English managers in charge of top teams anywhere in the world. Harry Rednap has done very well wherever he has been and would have been #1 candidate for me, but the FA could be criticised for not having a manager who has won any trophies.
The salary level is incredible.
Your point about playing fields is spot in, we need to invest more in trying to get all youngsters to participate in sport - not just football - for health reasons but we need to provide more indoor facilities for the winter, and coaching - we do not invest enough in the UK on these areas - needs to be available outside school.
The amount of foreign players in the premiership makes it a fantastic and entertaining league, and brings European success for clubs, but limits the opportunities for English young players. Leading clubs need to loan out more players to championship sides to aid their development, and if Sepp Blatter can get his proposals through this would help.
Scotland are now improving because clubs ahve been force through financial constraints to develop young Scottish players and play them in their first team, even Rangers and Celtic have now invested in proper training and coaching facilities and youth programmes, but other clubs have brought on most of the young players and many of them have been sold to the big 2.
Scotland also seem to produce decent coaches/managers, and have a very good scheme at the SFA for coaching coaches.
I certainly think England have been underperforming, Capello will turn this around.
If the press stories are correct about some players partying in the hotel the night before the Croatia game, these players need to be severely disciplined by the FA, this does not say much for their attitude and dedication to playing for their country.