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Fabio Capello resigns as England manager

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-02-09

Italian Fabio Capello resigned as manager of England's national football team on Wednesday following the FA decision to sack English captain John Terry for alleged racism.

REUTERS - Italian Fabio Capello resigned as England manager on Wednesday after meeting FA chairman David Bernstein and general secretary Alex Horne at Wembley stadium.

The discussions followed the FA decision to remove the England team captaincy from John Terry after the Chelsea defender’s trial for allegedly racially abusing Queens Park Rangers’ defender Anton Ferdinand was adjourned until July.

Terry, who would have led England at this year’s European championships, denies the charge.

Capello, 65, expressed his unhappiness with the decision in an Italian television interview on Sunday.

“I thought it was right that Terry should keep the captain’s armband,” he said.

An FA statement said Capello’s resignation had been accepted and he would leave his post immediately after just over four years in charge.

“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,” Bernstein said in a statement.

“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 news conference with Bernstein has been scheduled for Wembley stadium at 1200 GMT on Thursday.

Date created : 2012-02-08

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