Simon Clegg: Fabio Capello’s position was ‘untenable’

IPSWICH Town chief executive Simon Clegg has today said that Fabio Capello’s position as England boss ‘became untenable’ after his disagreement with the FA over John Terry.

Capello, who publicly criticised the FA for dropping Terry as national captain in the wake of his alleged racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand, resigned his position last night.

Clegg said: “His position effectively became untenable after Capello stated that he effectively didn’t support the position adopted by his employers over John Terry.

“It is surprising that he appears not to have been involved in the decision making process in the first instance.

“The timing (of Capello’s resignation) is far from ideal with the European Championships only four months away.


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“The FA will need to balance the need to move quickly although the process of appointing a new manager to the most important job in English sport is likely to take some time, with the need put in place the right long term plan to deliver success at the next World Cup.”

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