Capello wishes England team well

February 9, 2012

Fabio Capello has wished the England team "every success" in a brief statement following his resignation as manager.

The Italian remained tight-lipped on his reasons for leaving the post after four years in charge, instead offering his thanks to all involved during his reign.

"I would like to thank all players, staff and Football Association for the professionalism they have shown during my years as manager of the English national team," the Italian said.

"A very special thanks to all the supporters: they've always supported the team and me in our job. I wish all of them every success in achieving all their sporting goals."


The 65-year-old is widely believed to have quit after feeling undermined by the FA's decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy as he awaits trial on charges of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

Capello made it clear in comments to the Italian press at the weekend that he was unhappy that the decision had been made without his consultation.