Capello quits as England manager

Fabio Capello has sensationally quit as England manager.

The Italian resigned following a meeting with FA chairman David Bernstein and general secretary Alex Horne at Wembley Stadium after he publicly challenged the FA’s decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy on Monday.

An FA statement read: “The Football Association can confirm that Fabio Capello has today resigned as England manager.”

“The discussions focused on the FA Board’s decision to remove the England team captaincy from John Terry, and Fabio Capello’s response through an Italian broadcast interview.

“In a meeting for over an hour, Fabio’s resignation was accepted and he will leave the post of England manager with immediate effect.”

Bernstein added: “I would like to stress that during the meeting and throughout his time as England manager, Fabio has conducted himself in an extremely professional manner.

“We have accepted Fabio’s resignation, agreeing this is the right decision. We would like to thank Fabio for his work with the England team and wish him every success in the future.”

A media conference with Bernstein and the Club England management team will take place at Wembley Stadium tomorrow at 12pm.


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