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Former England coach opens up about his controversy with John Terry

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Former England coach Fabio Capello opens up about his controversy with John Terry which led to him quitting his role back in 2012.

The Italian took charges from Steve McClaren after England didn’t qualify for Euro 2008. The team going through transition period and FA decided to appoint Capello as the next coach, despite he didn’t knew English properly.

However, the Italian quickly changes fortunes for the Three Lions as he guided them to 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Former manager looked back on his time and his controversial exit from the coaching role.

Capello resigned on the spot after John Terry stripped of the captaincy. The former defender racially abused Anton Ferdinand during the match between Chelsea and QPR.

However, Terry was found not guilty in July 2012, five months after Capello left his job. The Italian told Daily Sport :-

“To work at Wembley and to be the coach of England was wonderful, and it was disappointing to leave the national team because of differences of opinion over John Terry.

“We had qualified for Euro 2012 but I couldn’t accept that the captaincy was decided by the board, given it was in my contract that I would decide the captain, as the coach. I couldn’t accept that my level of leadership was reduced. But I was happy with everything I did and what I was allowed to do working for the FA. It was a fantastic time.”

Capello claims Italy will have tough match against his former team

Fabio Capello claims his home country will face England on Tuesday at Wembley Stadium. He also stated that it will be tough night for Italy and said :-

“England were my favourites to win the World Cup last year, given the level of players they have, but I was disappointed by their performances.

“Gareth Southgate has some top talent at the moment. As an Italian, I hope the new coach Luciano Spalletti can get them in the right frame of mind. I respect him a lot. It should be an honour to wear the Italy shirt.”

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