• Posted on: 22 August 2012

The former England manager Fabio Capello has said that he would have been a much better job with the England national side had he been the manager of the team at the Euro 2012, according to the Chelsea news website.

Fabio Capello helped England reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup when they were knocked out by an incredible German team.

This time around, England lost at the hands of Italy, who reached the final of the competition. The Italian resigned from his job a few months prior to the start of the Euro 2012 after falling out with the England football Association over the John Terry issue.

Fabio Capello, who has recently been named as the Russian national team manager, has said that he had no other option but to resign from his position due to the fact that his authority over the national team affairs were greatly undermined by the decision taken by the FA to remove John Terry's captaincy post. Capello has also revealed that there was a clause in his contract that entitled him to select the captain for the team. John Terry was later found not guilty of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, although he is now facing an FA charge over the incident.

"I'd worked there for four years and after what happened I wanted to stop. We had qualified for the finals and it was only the John Terry story that meant I couldn't go to the finals. On that issue with the English (FA), with my contract, it was put down on paper that the decision as to who would be captain should be made only by the coach. It was down on paper, in the contract, in black and white," said Fabio Capello after taking over the reins of the Russian national team and his first job will be to qualify for the World Cup 2014.