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Capello's Mother Unhappy at England Appointment
Telegraph, December 14th, 2007 3:45PM

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Italian tactician Fabio Capello was confirmed as England manager on Friday, but at least one person wasn't happy about the 61-year-old's appointment—his mother. Eighty-six-year-old Evelina Tortul told the Telegraph she worries about how her son will be treated in the most high-profile sports management position in England.

"I am really not very happy about this," she said in an interview. "The newspapers and the television are going to be on his back all the time now, and talk badly about everything he does, whether it is good or bad. My peaceful days are over." Tortul added that she hadn't heard from her son for several days. "It is very unusual. Normally he calls every day. He must be very busy. He has not said anything to me about the England job. I am hearing everything from the television," she said.

The 86-year-old said that Capello's coaching choices have never been popular with the women in his life. "I don't think my daughter-in-law, Laura, is going to be jumping for joy over this," Tortul said. "She wanted him to stay in Italy, too. He has been everywhere, and it was time for him to spend some time at home. This will be the third time she has had to move house this year, to Spain, and then back to Italy and now to England…When he goes I suppose I will see him even less."

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