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England my last job, says Capello

Fabio Capello
Capello's pay is understood to be partly performance related

Fabio Capello has declared that his role as coach of the England national team will be his last in football.

The 62-year-old signed a four-year deal in January, although BBC Sport understands his contract will be up for review after the 2010 World Cup.

"I will complete my contract with England, but my time in the dugout will end with my England experience," he told Italian paper La Repubblica.

"However, I would like to end my career having made an impact at a World Cup."

Some reports suggested Capello was hinting he would retire after the 2010 World Cup, but on Friday the Football Association insisted this would not be the case.

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"Fabio just wishes to clarify he did not mean he was planning to quit the England job after the World Cup," said an FA spokesperson.

"I have spoken to him and his focus is solely on one tournament at a time.

"At the moment, his full concentration is on qualifying for the 2010 World Cup and he is not thinking past that objective at the moment."

Menawhile, BBC Sport has also learnt that the Italian's salary is partly performance related and that reports suggesting he earns a guaranteed 6m per year from the FA are wide of the mark.

It is also understood that reports of an "opt-out" after the 2010 World Cup heavily favour the FA.

I would prefer it if Lampard remained in England

England coach Fabio Capello

Capello also told La Repubblica that he would prefer Frank Lampard to play his club football in the Premier League.

The Chelsea midfielder has been heavily linked with move to Serie A giants Inter Milan during the summer transfer window.

"As England coach I would prefer it if Lampard remained in England - he would have less travelling to do that way," added Capello.

The former AC Milan, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus coach also said that 33-year-old David Beckham was still part of his plans.

"Until he is unable to play at an international standard, he will play," he said of the LA Galaxy midfielder.


see also
Who is Fabio Capello?
12 Dec 07 |  Sport
Capello in pictures
13 Dec 07 |  Europe
Capello to name captain in August
09 Jun 08 |  Internationals
Capello takes over LMA presidency
24 Jan 08 |  Football
England expects, admits Capello
07 Jan 08 |  Internationals
FA confirms Capello appointment
14 Dec 07 |  Football


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