England manager Fabio Capello has put in his papers months before the team travels to Poland and Ukraine for the 2012 European Championships. Capello quit as coach of the Three Lions following a discussion with FA Chief David Bernstein regarding the former’s comments on the John Terry issue. Terry was stripped of the England captaincy by the FA for his alleged role in abusing Queens Park Rangers’ Anton Ferdinand. Capello however disagreed with the FA’s decision and told Italian broadcaster RAI that Terry should not have been removed as England as he was innocent until proven guilty
Capello had a fairly successful tenure as England coach, barring the Three Lions’ disastrous World Cup 2010 campaign where they were knocked out by Germany in the Round of 16.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is the favourite to take over the reins, with players and pundits unequivocally saying that the next coach has to be English.
Capello’s record as England manager
Played 42- Won 28, Drawn 8, Lost 6
England’s next international fixture is against the Netherlands on February 29.