Fabio Capello Sacked As England Manager
The FA have sacked Fabio Capello from his position as England manager.
The news is music to many England fans ears after the dismal display of England in South Africa at the world cup. There were lots of rumours going around that the FA were willing to give him a 2nd chance to redeem himself but after a supporter protest outside FA headquarters this afternoon, it was made clear that Capello was not wanted.
The 64-year old had swept the nation by storm when he took over from the England side that failed to qualify for Euro 2008 under Steve McClaren, but he guided England to 1st place in the group with 9 wins out of 10. But something clearly was not right at the world cup.
The FA had already announced that the next England manager was going to be English with this the bookies have jumped at the chance with Harry Redknapp the favourite at 4/1 with the rest of the main contenders Sam Allardyce 6/1, Steve Bruce 7/1, Chris Hughton 15/1 and most surpisingly Blackpool boss Ian Holloway at 20/1.
A FA statement from general secretary Alex Horne " The board of the FA would like to give a thankyou to Fabio Capello for his considerable time and effort spent as England Manager."
"Fabio has shown exceptional character and commitment since being appointed manager in December of 2007, the whole of the FA board wish him all the best for the future. The task on appointing a successor is underway."
Capello had released a statement during a press conference earlier saying that he was "immensly proud of his achievements and i would just like to thank the FA for giving me this opportunity. And lastly i would like to thank the fans for their contuined support even though we did not have the best World Cup."