Capello defends resignation
Fabio Capello has insisted that he was right to take a stand against the Football Association after John Terry was stripped of the England captaincy.
Terry lost his role because of allegations of racist abuse towards Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, with his court case set to be heard after Euro 2012.
The Chelsea defender has denied the charge and Capello felt the FA was wrong to make such a decision, prompting him to resign as manager of the national team.
"One is innocent until proven guilty," Capello told Rai Tre TV programme 'Che tempo che fa'.
"Why should I take the armband off Terry, seeing as I had only just given it back to him after two years?
"The trial will be on July 9th and I asked them to wait for the case to be heard and then make a decision."
Capello, who was appointed as Steve McClaren's successor back in 2007, was extremely happy living in London and coaching the national team.
"I was very happy in England," the Italian said.
"It's a magnificent place to work and to play football. It was a lovely experience.
"London is a great city where you have everything.
"The rapport with clubs and players was great until the moment the John Terry situation happened."
No Italy return
England have yet to name Capello's replacement but the Italian has some advice for his future successor.
"Being England manager is an important role," he said. "A very important role.
"You are always in the eye of the storm and have the media focused on you at all times but it's something beautiful."
The 65-year-old has been strongly linked with a return to Serie A, with Inter Milan reportedly interested in acquiring his services this summer.
However, Capello said: "I will not coach in Italy any more.
"I will only coach abroad if there is anything interesting.
"I am a child of the world, I like to experience new countries and different cultures."
Date: 2012-03-19 10:38:53