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Capello won't quit
June 27th, 2010 1:47PM

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TAGS:  england, world cup


[ENGLAND] Fabio Capello says he won't quit as the England national team coach despite its 4-1 loss to Germany on Sunday -- its worst loss ever to Germany and its worst loss ever at the World Cup.

Capello has a $9 million-a-year contract that either the English FA or he can terminate after the World Cup.

England finished with only one win and three goals in four games. The last time England won only one game at the World Cup was in 1962. Its three goals were the fewest it has scored since its first appearance at the World Cup in 1950 when it scored only two points.

"I want to speak with the chairman [Club England chairman Sir David Richards] and then decide my future," said Capello. "I need to know whether the FA have confidence in me or not."



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  1. Ken Morris
    commented on: June 27, 2010 at 3:05 p.m.
    He might as well quit. Leaving Walcott at home was dumb. His defense looked slow, old -- simply pathetic. Heskey, Upson, Ledley, Johnson: Why are these players even on the team? Gerrard and Lampard haven't looked good together...ever. They need a coach brave enough to sit one of those two and play the other. I feel sorry for Rooney, he was poorly used by Capello. He should go ahead and quit.

  1. Lewis Woodward
    commented on: June 27, 2010 at 3:23 p.m.
    He should be sacked, so what if he such a great disciplinarian; his formation and selections were poor, and he is disconnected culturally with his players. England needs an English coach.

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: June 27, 2010 at 6:55 p.m.
    Il Signore Capello ought to do the honorable thing and submmit his resignation, and the FA needs to begin an immediate search for a new head coach, preferably an Englishman, who understands the screwy yet wonderful English character.

  1. Edward Vaughn
    commented on: June 27, 2010 at 8 p.m.
    If he quits he doesn't get his "firing" bonus. It's all about the money, folks.

  1. Scott Nelson
    commented on: June 27, 2010 at 9:14 p.m.
    England should be looking for new players instead of a new coach. If Upson is the fourth best centerback with an English passport and a man with only one knee is the third best, your team is in trouble. Same if your second choice goalkeeper is nicknamed "Calamity James". England has a few great players (who did not step and perform... AGAIN!)and a lot of pretty good ones. That's not going to get it done at the international level.

  1. Scott Nelson
    commented on: June 27, 2010 at 9:16 p.m.
    Before the next major tournament, England would also do well to naturalize a few left footed players, since the don't seem to be able to cultivate any of their own.

  1. David Hardt
    commented on: June 27, 2010 at 9:29 p.m.
    Possibly play and develop a few more English players in the EPL and not run after all foreign players with big bucks. How do good English players develop if there is no place to play. Their team is old and needs new talented blood.

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: June 27, 2010 at 9:43 p.m.
    It'd be a boon if most professional leagues would place a quota on so many "foreign-born" players in order to grow and cultivate home-grown talent! Now wouldn't THIS be a "novel and wonderful" idea??? Gee whiz, this could certainly help England and the EPL!


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