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Capello Denies Resignation (or has Resignation Denied)

We can confirm that Fabio Capello has not quit Real Madrid. However, it was reported on Sunday by Spanish television Canal Plus that Capello had tendered his resignation following Real's 1-0 loss away to Getafe. Football Italia alleges that President Ramon Calderon refused Capello's decision and convinced him to stay. After the broadcaster raised the speculation, Pedrag Mijatovic, Real Madrid's sporting director, dismissed the claims on the Spanish radio station Punto Radio. "This is all false," he said. "Capello never offered to leave his job as the Real Madrid coach. Fabio wants to do all he can to solve the team's problems and to resign would be an act of cowardice." For his part, Capello told Real's Web site, "I always wait until the end of the season to see if I have failed or not and to judge people. The press have doubts about me, but I'm not worried because we are working hard." Real looked awful over the weekend against Getafe, barely managing a shot on goal in 90 indifferent minutes. The club has won four of its eight matches in all competitions, drawing two and losing two. Los Merengues sit fifth in La Liga after six matches, five points behind leader Barcelona with 11 points.

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