BBC Sport world-cup-2010

Blogs
Will England go for a major overhaul or minor surgery after a dismal World Cup campaign?
Mothballing of youth development report illustrates problems facing England
Champions Italy need a win to qualify for the last 16
Dan Walker on an emotional visit to a South African orphanage
Can Sebastian Abreu take centre stage in World Cup semi-final?
Covering sport has changed forever, says James Pearce
Page last updated at 14:02 GMT, Monday, 31 May 2010 15:02 UK

World Cup 2010: FA confident on Fabio Capello contract

Advertisement

Fabio 'focused only on World Cup'

Fabio Capello held positive talks with the Football Association on Monday over his future as England manager, BBC Sport understands.

Capello had a phone conversation with Club England chairman Sir Dave Richards and a senior FA source said the Italian received the assurances he wanted.

A meeting is now expected to take place before the England squad fly to South Africa on Wednesday for the World Cup.

The Italian, whose deal runs until 2012, has been linked to Inter Milan.

Plus his contract contains a clause that allows Capello to quit after the World Cup.

DAN ROAN BLOG

However, having made a verbal agreement with former Football Association chairman Lord Triesman to stay on beyond Euro 2012, Capello is keen to put an end to any speculation.

"I always say the same things," said Capello in response to questions about his future following England's 2-1 friendly win over Japan in Graz.

"My name is always in the newspapers. My name has been on the radio but I can't say anything about it. I have not spoken with anyone from Inter Milan."

Triesman was forced to resign earlier this month after what he referred to as his "entrapment" by the Mail on Sunday newspaper.

But just prior to Lord Triesman's departure, Capello was widely believed to be ready to rip up a clause in his current deal that allows either the former Juventus coach or the Football Association to end the contract early this summer.

Triesman's departure therefore threw Capello's position into confusion and opened the door to reports that the 63-year-old could head to Inter after the World Cup as a replacement for new Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho.

However, with the appointment of Richards, plus that of communications chief Adrian Bevington, who has been confirmed as Club England's new managing director with immediate effect, some clarity has been brought to the situation.

606: DEBATE
johnboy1977

Capello had made it clear that he wanted his future resolved before the team leave for their World Cup adventure on Wednesday evening.

In any conversation about his contract, Capello always qualifies it with the claim that if England fail to match expectations in the World Cup finals in South Africa, which start on 11 June, he could easily find himself surplus to requirements.

Such is the improvement that has been made since he succeeded Steve McClaren in December 2007, though, such a scenario is unlikely to unfold.



Print Sponsor


see also
Walcott left out of England squad
01 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010
Mourinho unveiled as boss of Real
31 May 10 |  Europe
Japan 1-2 England
30 May 10 |  World Cup 2010
England 3-1 Mexico
24 May 10 |  World Cup 2010
Horne named FA general secretary
27 May 10 |  Football
Thompson named 2018 bid chairman
17 May 10 |  Football
Triesman quits FA & 2018 Cup jobs
16 May 10 |  Football
Capello commits future to England
15 May 10 |  Football
Fabio Capello starts England job
07 Jan 08 |  Sport


related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.