Fabio Capello’s loose talk over John Terry’s demotion could land him in hot water with FA
The Football Association will be within its rights to invite Fabio Capello to resign when the two sides meet to discuss the England manager’s attack on its decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy.
David Bernstein, the FA chairman, might say: “Now, Mr Capello, you appear unhappy with the policies of this organisation, and are willing to endanger the stability of the England dressing room by denouncing our edicts via Italian media outlets. We don’t take kindly to such disloyalty.”
The real exchange will probably be less combative and sarcastic. But the days when the FA fell at the feet of big name managers are in retreat.
The lobby which demanded Capello’s removal after the disastrous 2010 World Cup campaign was defeated by financial considerations.