Italian considering his options in case disaster strikes against Slovenia.
The Football Association anticipates England coach Fabio Capello will resign if his team make their World Cup exit on Wednesday, BBC Sport understands.
The FA is refusing to publicly discuss the possibility of the team’s elimination at the group stage.
But privately, senior figures admit they are considering their next move if England crash out against Slovenia.
This is a remarkable turn of events given the FA renegotiated Capello’s four-year contract only on 2 June.
The FA removed a break clause from the Italian’s four-year deal which would have allowed them to avoid paying him hefty compensation in the event they wanted to sack him.
Despite now discussing the possibility of Capello’s exit, the FA’s hierarchy says it remains firmly behind him going into Wednesday’s must-win match against Slovenia. (BBC Sport)
Its funny how quickly things can turn, Fabio was considered a national treasure after a magnificent qualification campaign and now two draws and people have turned against him and his team. Football is of course fickle but this is just ridiculous.
Thankfully most sane England supporters are sensible individuals and with any luck the fear that the Italian will leave if they do not manage to overcome Slovenia will not be relevant and he can inspire the lads into performing like everyone knows they can and should.