The BBC reports that new England gaffer Fabio Capello, who has only just lowered himself into the England easy-chair, is to be investigated for tax malarkey in his native Italy. If there are any issues going on with Capello and his taxes, both the FA and the man himself are remaining remarkably calm. An FA spokesman told the BBC:
“It is our understanding that the Italian tax authorities are currently following a procedure of looking into the finances of a number of high-profile individuals.
“We have spoken to Fabio and his advisors about today’s newspaper reports in Italy and they have explained the facts.
“They have also given us their assurances that Fabio Capello’s tax payments are in order.
“The FA have no further comment to make on this subject.”
And 61-year-old Capello’s son also remains calm, insisting that his Dad’s taxes are ship-shape:
“This is a simple investigation involving his fiscal position.
“This kind of investigation is going on with a number of famous people in Italy with big cash flows.
“They want to understand how he was paid at Juventus.
“We’re very confident about it and comfortable that everything is clear.”
We await the results of this investigation with baited breath Mr Capello!