Capello: I was right to resign
Monday 19 March 2012
Fabio Capello has maintained that his decision to resign as England manager was correct because of the Football Association's decision to overrule him on the issue of removing the captaincy from John Terry.
Capello quit his post as England manager last month when the FA stripped Chelsea defender Terry of the captaincy because of allegations of racist abuse towards QPR's Anton Ferdinand. Terry denies the charges and will stand trial on July 9, after Euro 2012.
"One is innocent until proven guilty," Capello told Italian TV programme Che tempo che fa. Why should I take the armband off Terry, seeing as I had only just given it back to him after two years? The trial will be on July 9 and I asked them to wait for the case to be heard and then make a decision."
Capello, who replaced Steve McClaren in 2007, loved living and working in London. "I was very happy in England," the Italian said. "It's a magnificent place to work and to play football. It was a lovely experience. London is a great city."
The 65-year-old has been linked with a return to Serie A, with Inter Milan. However, he said: "I will not coach in Italy any more. I will only coach abroad if there is anything interesting."
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