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Capello bitter about English FA
Guardian, July 27th, 2012 2:23AM

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In Dominic Fifield's article headlined, "From Russia with loathing," former England coach Fabio Capello claims the English FA was in breach of contract by stripping John Terry of the England captaincy against the Italian's wishes earlier this year, interference that left the then national coach "pissed off" and prompted his resignation from the position he had held for four years.

Capello, unveiled as the new Russia manager in Moscow on Thursday, said he was "forbidden" to speak about his time with England under the terms of his severance package, but still offered:

"If I were with your guys [England] during the European Championships, it would have been even better. We had qualified for the finals and it was only the John Terry story that meant I couldn't go to the finals. On that issue with the English federation [the FA], with my contract, it was put down on paper that the decision as to who would be captain should be made by only the coach. It was down on paper, in the contract, in black and white."

"... I'd worked there [England] for four years and, after what happened, I was pissed off, you know, and I wanted to stop. Every national coach works for two years towards a goal – that is the ambition of every coach – but I was not given the opportunity to fight for the Euros with England. When you are told this is the goal [and then things change] … If you are always interfered with, you don't feel well. You feel ill at ease and pissed off. I wanted to be the main guy with the national team again and to take a team to Brazil. I wanted that again."

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