Italian coach Fabio Capello has just resigned his post (with immediate effect) as England boss, following the tension of last few days regarding FA’s decision to strip John Terry of the team’s captaincy over a racist abuse trial.
The Football Association can confirm that Fabio Capello has today resigned as England manager: FA.
Fabio Capello was appointed as England manager on December 14th, 2007, as a replacement of Steve McClaren. According to Wikipedia, ‘Don Fabio’ holds the best winning percentage (66.7%) for a manager of the English National Team. On the road for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, Capello took the team through the qualifying campaign without a single defeat.
Cepllo’s resignation leaves the English team in a prickly position, just four months before the team’s debut (against France) in the final tournament of Euro 2012.
The name of Capello’s replacement has not been disclosed by the FA.
The FA has announced Stuart Pearce will take charge as acting coach for the England national football team, following Capello’s resignation. However, sports journalists and fans all over the United Kingdom believe Harry Redknapp might step in as Capello’s formal successor.
Redknapp is currently manager of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. If he is actually appointed as England’s new boss, the ‘Spurs’ might lose some of the stability they have achieved in Barclays Premier League, where they run on third place, just five points behind runner-up Manchester United.
February 8th, 2012.