FA to decide Capello's fate in two weeks

The FA will take two weeks to decide on Fabio Capello’s future as England manager in the wake of yesterday's humiliating 4-1 defeat to Germany.

Speaking at a press conference earlier this afternoon the Italian made it clear that he wants to see out the remaining two years of his England contract.

‘I spoke this morning with [the Club England chairman] Sir David Richards,’ Capello said. ‘He told me that he needs two weeks to decide. I said I can be for next season the manager of England, but they have to decide.’

When quizzed about England’s sub-par performance in South Africa Capello claimed that the players were suffering from mental and physical fatigue.

‘I think not [only] Wayne Rooney but all our players were really tired at this competition,’ he said. ‘All the coaches told me [the] physical situation of players was not like the players we know. Rooney played well some games, but all the players were not the players we know.’

The FA are reported to be checking the availability of either Roy Hodgson or Harry Redknapp as a possible successor for Capello and have put off a decision over the Italian’s future to buy themselves some time.

Redknapp told TalkSport that he would be interested in managing England if the FA came calling. ‘I'm English, who wouldn't want to manage England? No one is ever going to turn that job down.’

‘There's not an Englishman - whether it's me, Roy Hodgson or Sam Allardyce - who would turn the job down because it's our country and we want to manage our country.’

The Spurs manager continued by criticizing the FA’s decision to choose a foreign coach. ‘Could you imagine an Englishman managing the Italian national team? It doesn't happen.’

‘The Germans are the same, they have a German manager. We've ended up with two foreign managers.’ Redknapp appears to have forgotten Steve McClaren’s disastrous 18 months in charge.

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