Fabio Capello Resignation
It has been announced that Fabio Capello has resigned as England manager with Paddy Power making Harry Redknapp favourite in the next England manager betting odds after the Italian left an hour long meeting with the FA today.
It appears that Capello’s resignation was accepted by David Bernstein at the FA after the Italian made it clear he was unhappy with the dealing of stripping John Terry of the England Captaincy as once again the FA is the subject of derision from the world of football.
Of course it is disappointing for Capello not to follow through with leading England to the European Championship but it appears that his comments, made in Italian on Italian Television may have forced the FA into making the decision to remove him.
The focus on the FA must now be to appoint the next England manager as soon as possible for England 2012 and draw a line under this sorry episode, which has left England with very little time to prepare for Euro 2012.
Harry Redknapp is of course the heavy favourite but the FA are sure to focus their resources on getting the right man for the job and this could take time as this change at the helm is sure to disrupt England preparations.
Of course, Tottenham will be hoping to keep hold of the man who has worked wonders at White Hart Lane and their wishes must be respect but Spurs are sure not to stand in his way if he decides to take up the role.
Stuart Pearce is certain to take charge of England in a temporary role for the friendly international against the Netherlands, but with only 4 months until the Euros a decision to bring in a new man must be taken sooner rather than later.
It also remains unclear who will captain the England side, leaving England rudderless both on and off the pitch.
All of England will be now be hoping that the FA can finally focus on football and less of all the dealings off it and much will depend on David Bernstein and all of the FA in getting the right man in.