February 8th, 2012

Breaking News: Fabio Capello Resigns From England National Team

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32 Responses to “Breaking News: Fabio Capello Resigns From England National Team”

  1. littlegreenpea says:

    HIRE HOPE POWELL. I'd love to see that :)

  2. gigi says:

    Been trolling the other sports blogs and I'm liking this theory that Capello found in the Terry issue his excuse to step away from the England team because he didn't want to get blamed for what he believes will be a poor showing at Euro '12–a disaster that would've torn another hole in his rep and left him in a bad position to get another top gig after his contract expired shortly after. Yes, I know it's a terribly cynical theory but it explains a lot of things.

    • Kat22 says:

      I heard this as well. Apparently Capello wanted out for a while…so who knows?

      • Sarah,Madrid says:

        I read that FA wanted Capello out long time ago since the 2010 but they had to respect the contract, I am reading tweets such as Rio and Rooney, it really isn't that much supportive of Capello to be honest, in the contrary of Jack Wilshere for example, it is interesting.

        • Kat22 says:

          Yeah, apparently Jack Wilshere said Capello had faith in him and gave him his first cap for England.

          I don't think Rio Ferdinand is particularly keen on him, certainly not since the captaincy issues last time round.

          And Rooney and the rest of the United squad may hope Harry Redknapp takes the job so that it unsettles Spurs are bit…but that's probably reading way too much into it now, lol.

  3. Kat22 says:

    Apparently Gary Lineker tweeted something like "Capello resigns on the same day Harry Redknapp is cleared by the courts…coincidence?"

    The timing sure seems a bit suspicious. Makes you wonder if there is more going on behind the scenes than we know about. Or maybe I'm just too much into conspiracy theories. ;-)

  4. April says:

    No trial and yet guilty, huh? That Terry… I bet he's always hated being on a team with a bunch of foreigners or people of other race! Total racist! And Fabio is guilty by association. So much for fair trials or investigations and waiting for a verdict.

    You know, I don't even really care for Terry, but it's funny that he seems the only player that is guilty just because he is Terry.

    • as I said says:

      as I said before, and too bad kickette doesn't have the balls to keep truth posted, thinking does not seem to be one of your favorite hobbies. FA would never have given JT the boot if they didn't believe there was truth to the allegations. Or do you think (and I know you are not in the habit of doing so at all) FA would have weakened the national team 6 months before the euro? Oh, girl.

  5. Ali says:

    Congratulations, Terry: YOU SCREWED THINGS UP!!!! He put a good coach in an unnecessary position. Capello stood up for what he believed – which probably is that no matter how sordid a player's actions might be, it doesn't change the fact he is a good player – and HAD to resigned of his position. Conclusion: because of a bad behaviour from a bad person, the English team lost a GREAT coach MONTHS before the Euro. Way to go, man!!!!

    • adi says:

      Actually, it's not Terry's fault. It's the FA's fault for making a poor decision to take away captaincy from Terry before he even went to court.

      • xoWinnie says:

        it is Terry's fault. in light of recent events, he should just have stepped down to take heat and scrutiny off of the team and Capello. that was just selfish on his part not to do so.

    • April says:

      Uhhh, I may have missed something, but I am fairly certain that no one told Capello that he had to be upset about Terry's captaincy being withdrawn. Nor that he had to be upset the FA made that decision without even discussing it with him, whether they came to terms or not.

      I think you aren't giving Capello enough credit for making his own decisions based on what he felt was right to him. It seems he was supposedly pretty upset about the FA's hypocrisy, and it was quite important to him that "innocent until proven guilty" stood for something. Not to mention the convenient timing of a certain EPL manager that is in line for the England manager job would have that benefit, but their captain hadn't.

      Whatever.. this crazy trip makes me happy that I support the USMNT.

    • FloraJane says:

      It just shows Fabio Capello is a man of his convictions, and is willing to act upon them even if it's difficult. This whole thing has also shown that despite what so many haters believe (and luv to shout ad nauseum) about John Terry, that Capello had THAT much faith and belief that John was the right man to lead England. If he hadn't felt that strongly about it he wouldn't have really cared about the FA's decision. But he did. He knew that both he AND John had been wronged and he said so. I think that's an honorable thing indeed. Capello has always seemingly liked John even when he took the armband away himself, and voiced support for him even then. And I thought it was admirable of Capello to say 'enough' and give the armband back to John, even when he must have known he'd get criticism for changing his mind. He knew he'd chosen the right Captain the first time around and so he chose him again. Sure it would have been easier not to, but Capello seems to have a strong sense of right and wrong and he knew what was right in that instance AND in this one. I wish him all the best for the future. I think it's a bit sad and ridiculous, too, now how so many pundits and anyone with a grudge and a microphone are completely trashing Capello when the man has the best winning record of any England coach. It's in very poor taste. Having said that, I do agree with nearly everyone else that Harry Redknapp would be an excellent choice to fill that vacant spot. I always hoped he'd be the one when Capello's contract was finished. And now that that whole trial nightmare is over, Harry would be free to at least consider it. I'm really interested to see what John does now- if he takes this enormous compliment from Capello and leaves as well because really, enough is enough sometimes…or if he'll stay and play for his country in whatever capacity he's asked. Most of the time, I think I'd like to see him tell the FA to shove it, but John's never been a quitter, so I think it's unlikely. But then who knows. I don't consider Capello a quitter either. Just fed up.

  6. Natalie says:

    What would England do now for a manager? Do they really don't want to win Euros?

    • DrStrangelove says:

      'Arry apparently would quite like Fabio's former job. But we're not sure if Fabio wants another job. If he did, he might be interested in Jose's job, and Jose is reportedly interested in Andre's. Andre doesn't seem to be interested in moving, but he's been linked to Claudio's job. Claudio used to have the same job as Jose, but they were both sacked by Roman. Roman may be looking at Fabio if he gets tired with Andre, and Jose might be looking at 'Arry's job, if 'Arry takes over Fabio's old job.

      Or it might just be Stuart Pearce.

  7. jenslie4 says:

    You guys crease me up. Super captioning – as usual!

  8. Sarah, Madrid says:

    This is the first tie ever to actually read legit football news on Kickette!! Why?….btw I could see the headlines in the sun, daily mail…etc 'Mourinho to *insert name of the club that the coach is leaving here*
    So, leave Mourinho alone and thank you!

    • bri_saldana says:

      Yeah me too…all things come back to Mou!

    • April says:

      Mourinho wouldn't do well with Tottenham. Not because he's not skilled, but because they won't spill as much cash on players as he might require. He's at a point in his career where he doesn't need to work on a budget. I have heard those rumors starting as well.

      • Sarah, Madrid says:

        Forget about budget, with all due respect to Spurs, it feels like taking a step backward moving from coaching RM to Spurs especailly when you won't get sacked, or at least this is what I think. with all due respect again Spurs I don't feel like Jose has been spending alot of money in Madrid or needed that great funds, all the big signing has been done before him coming, I do believe he worked perfectly in Porto with small budget and in Inter he used to have a president who is known for earning money than spending, I think it is unfair to have Mourinho big spending reputation, but again it is just me

        • April says:

          His big spending reputation came more from his time at Chelsea, and well before the days of FFP… but it's less a negative thing to me, and more a statement that he's sort of at the top of the top- he's playing Champions League and some of these other clubs aren't or may not be by next year. He has the world's top talent vying to be on his side. Like you said, why would he give that up?

          The rumors about him coming to Chelsea are interesting… I cannot see him wanting to return to Abromovich's reign. Especially seeing Roman wander the grounds recently… I cannot see Jose enjoying that type of micro-management.

          • Sarah, Madrid says:

            Yeah, I know in EPL, that's my point, I don't think budgets could be an issue for Mourinho in Spurs, he worked with small budgets before.
            I know Mourinho is not a long term manager in Real Madrid since he definitely didn't fit in Liga ( there is a say for Spainsh football that one season ages you 5 years, you can tell that on Mourinho face, Liga is much harder than Calcio and EPL from pressure, media..etc and coaching RM is not an easy job at all, ask Capello :p), however I would like to believe he will stay here until his contract end in 2014 or when he wins us la decima and Liga!

    • Kristina says:

      I'm confused, do you think Mou is a candidate for the position as the English NT coach? Why are we talking Mou? I ask in all friendliness. :) And I always thought English press was the most demanding in the world.

      • Sarah,Madrid says:

        no not for the English NT, he will be coaching the club that their coach will leave to coach the English NT, so in reality, there was news about him being linked now to Spurs to replace Harry, as I expected :p.