Fabio Capello’s Fate Known in 2 Weeks
England coach Fabio Capello has made known his desire to stay on as the Three Lions’ manager despite the team’s lackluster performance in the ongoing World Cup in South Africa, where they were ousted in the Round of 16 by old nemesis Germany, 4-1, on Sunday.
The English Football Association said it would need two weeks to evaluate the World Cup debacle and decide whether to retain Capello, who still have two years left on his contract. Capello met with FA board member Dave Richards on Monday and signified his intentions to help rebuild the England team. “I said I can be for the next season the manager of England.” “I refuse a lot of opportunities to be a manager of important clubs because I like to stay here,” said Capello, who received harsh comments from the England media following their early exit.
Capello said he discussed with Richards the need to integrate younger players into the national team in order to keep England competitive. The Italian coach cited the lack of stamina of his players for their below-par performance in South Africa. England had two draws, one loss, and a single win in their four matches. They struggled against lower-ranked teams like the US and Algeria in the group stages, with a win against Slovenia their only saving grace.