Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Beckham sad to see Capello go
Reuters, February 16th, 2012 11:59PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england

MOST COMMENTED

In comments to Los Angeles reporters, his first since Fabio Capello quit as England coach, David Beckham said he was disappointed that the Italian left in a dispute over whose authority it was to appoint the England captain. Beckham captained England through the 2006 World Cup, and he played for Capello at Real Madrid. Capello quit when the English FA stripped John Terry of the England captaincy without Capello's approval.

"I've been working with Fabio for quite a few years. It's sad, obviously that he stepped down at a critical stage for England. You know he's done it for his own reasons. You know he's a manager that I respect a lot, a person I respect a lot. I wish him all the best."

Beckham said it was the coach's call who was England captain. "You know I think that's always the case," he said. "Obviously, a decision was taken ... to take the captaincy away from John. Going forward, I'm sure the captain will be picked by whatever manager steps in."

Beckham backed Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp for the England coaching job. "Harry's a great man, great manager. His man management is incredible," Beckham said. "I know players, obviously, who have played up him. I've trained under him. He's not just a great manager but he's a great person as well."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Youth soccer fights back against 49ers    
Northern California youth soccer advocates, including Santa Clara Youth Soccer League President Tino Silva, have launched ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
Fabian Johnson's 'Spat' with 'Gladbach Coach Favre    
According to Bild, USA defender Fabian Johnson is in a "spat" with Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien ...
Serie A to Introduce Goal-Line Technology     
Serie A will introduce goal-line technology next season after the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) gave its ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives