Behind the scenes it seems that Fabio Capello was in trouble with the FA for an outspoken interview on Italian TV. In this interview he criticised the FA and its decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy. He had, rightly in this blogger's opinion, criticised the fact the we British are quick to demand a free and fair trial, upholding our premise that you are innocent until proven guilty, but do not want to act this way. In other words h felt that Terry should have retained the captaincy until he was proven guilty or innocent of the racism allegations.
It has been reported that this was viewed by the FA as some sort of breach of protocol when Fabio spoke to the Italian media.. Leaving his home late yesterday Mr Capello was tight lipped and it is generally viewed that a gagging order of sorts has been implemented. So much for free speech in the UK too.
The players though have been free to tweet to kingdom come. Some have applauded Fabio for his track record but most have expressed their desire for an "English manager". How many of us can choose our boss? We have to go with the flow and continue to work. That is what these "prima donna's should be doing too.
Maybe here it is worth noting that Fabio, as far as team wins goes, was more successful than many previous modern day England squad managers, including English ones, such as Kevin Keegan.
Pundits seem sure that Harry Redknapp will replace Capello but this may cause a new set of problems.:
- He may now want to take this seemingly poisoned chalice.
- Who will captain England with John Terry out of the picture at least for now?
- As a man who speaks his mind, often in a casual way with the media, will he suit the "protocol" of the FA?