Result of Meeting with FA: Capello Quits


The statement of FA is “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.” And it continued stating: “In a meeting for over an hour, Fabio’s resignation was accepted and he will leave the post of England manager with immediate effect.”

David Bernstein stated in his meeting “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.” He also added that, “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.”

An upcoming media conference is going to be held on Thursday with David Bernstein and with the management team from Club England at Wembley Stadium. FA chairman has determined not to make any further comments until that upcoming media conference. The meeting of Wednesday was the first meeting when Fabio Capello met FA chairman since their judgment to take out armband of captain from Terry awaiting the result of his case in this July.

On this Sunday Fabio told to state broadcaster of Italy that he didn’t want to believe that someone needs to be punished directly by the sporting authority before the court could reach a verdict. Capello said against Switzerland on 6th February in 2008, “I thought it was right that Terry should keep the captain’s armband,” “I have spoken to the [FA] chairman and I have said that in my opinion one cannot be punished until it is official and the court – a non-sport court, a civil court – had made a decision to decide if John Terry has done what he is accused of.”


He also added, “Stuart Pearce is in the building and with the under-21s,” said the former England defender.” He continued telling: “But you have to think for the summer – can you get the person you want for the longer term? It is because the leading candidates are with clubs at the minute.”

He mentioned clearly that, “Harry Redknapp is one of leading candidates but Tottenham will have something to say about that and Daniel Levy is not going to want Harry to leave without a fight, so there’s an awful lot to work out in the next few weeks.”




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