Wayne Rooney felt Fabio Capello had to leave the England job because he and his staff were cheering on Italy.
The incident occurred at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, which saw the Azzurri crash out in the group stage and the Three Lions follow soon after.
“Capello’s English wasn’t great, and it just didn’t feel right. He brought his backroom staff in and they were all Italian and it just didn’t feel right,” Rooney told talkSPORT.
“I remember at the World Cup in South Africa, Fabio and his coaches were watching Italy play and they were cheering when Italy scored, and he was there as England manager.
“I don’t think that was right. It didn’t work and we had to move on.”