Italian looking reassurance from the powers that be.
Fabio Capello said he will not resign as England coach but will discuss his future with the Football Association after his side’s World Cup exit.
England were knocked out at the last-16 stage of the competition following a 4-1 defeat to Germany.
“I have time to decide and I have to speak with the FA chairman [Sir Dave Richards],” said 64-year-old Capello.
Asked whether he would be resigning, he added: “Absolutely no. We have to wait until I get back to London.”
Capello will further explain his position in England’s final media conference at 1330 BST in Rustenburg on Monday.
The Italian signed an amended contract just before the tournament committing himself to the job until the end of Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine and removing a clause that allowed him to leave after the World Cup. (BBC Sport)
“I need to know whether the FA have confidence in me or not.” (Sky Sports)
Whilst England fans all around the world will be shakily licking their collective wounds that resulted from yesterday’s traumatic display there are surely no calls for Fabio to step down, are there? I am not sure if Capello’s insistence on needing to know if the FA has confidence in him or not is code word for wanting a new deal but hopefully he will be told that whilst the performances on the pitch in South Africa were pretty piss poor in the main you can not take away the good work the Italian put in to get the country to the finals in the first place.
Who thinks he should stay and who honestly believes that he should leave?