Fabio Capello resigns as England manager
Fabio Capello has astonishingly quit his post as England manager, several months before his reign was due to end.
The Italian had signed up to lead the England National Team through Euro 2012, but has resigned in the wake of the dispute over John Terry’s captaincy – although the precise reasons for his resignation, and the FA’s involvement, are not yet known.
We suggested that Capello might quit on the site recently, and while it’s nice to be correct, Tottenham fans will certainly be worried in the wake of Harry Redknapp being found innocent – he’ll surely be favourite to take the job.
Of course, another option is that England will adopt a caretaker, but they may be loathe to have a manager lead them to Euro 2012 who has had so little time to prepare or work with the players available. Doubtless many names will be tossed in and out of the proverbial hat in the coming weeks.
Capello has probably been waiting to do this for a while -it’s difficult to imagine anybody quitting his job to support John Terry, and it will be intriguing to see whether he continues in his plan to have the England job as the last on his CV.
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