Wednesday February 8 2012
Capello resigns as England manager

Italian tactician Fabio Capello has officially resigned as England manager over comments he made to RAI television about John Terry.

The former Milan, Roma, Real Madrid and Juventus Coach was called in after he told Italian television over the weekend that he disagreed with the decision to take the captain’s armband off Terry pending the verdict in his trial for racism charges.

“The Football Association can confirm that Fabio Capello has today resigned as England Manager,” read a statement on the official FA website. 

“This follows a meeting involving FA Chairman David Bernstein, FA General Secretary Alex Horne and Fabio Capello at Wembley Stadium.

“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.

“David Bernstein said: “I would like to stress that during today’s 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 David Bernstein and the Club England Management team will take place at Wembley on Thursday at 12 noon.

“The FA will not be making any further comment until the media conference.”

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