Fabio Capello has announced today that he has quit the England team just four months before the European Championship. The decision came after Capello publicly challenged the Football Associations decision to strip John Terry of his captainship.
Here’s what the FA had to call about Fabio Capello quitting the England Team…
The Full FA Statement:
The Football Association can confirm that Fabio Capello has today resigned as England Manager. 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.