Tuesday 17 October 2017

Video: Alex Ferguson reminds English FA of importance of England manager Fabio Capello

ALEX Ferguson has warned the English FA that Fabio Capello must remain the most important man connected to the England team.

Capello is due to meet FA chairman David Bernstein later this week to try to bring some stability to a situation that had already led to calls for the England coach to be axed following his controversial comments about the John Terry saga.

Bernstein is in a powerful position.

However, according to Ferguson, it is not as powerful as that of Capello, who is in the final months of a £6m-a-year contract and has been charged with the task of securing glory at Euro 2012.

"There's nothing wrong with having an opinion," said Ferguson.

"I think what will happen in the next few days is there'll have to be a coming together of the FA hierarchy and Fabio Capello because he's the team manager, he has the importance of that position.

"Without question the most important person at a football club is the manager."

After expressing his displeasure during an interview with Italian state broadcaster Rai 1 on Sunday evening, Capello was tight-lipped at Anfield last night.

He claimed "I can't talk" about the furore when quizzed and the Italian also rejected an opportunity to confirm whether he would be staying in his job, even if his mere presence on Merseyside was a positive indication.

However, the speculation continues to fill the void neither Capello nor the FA have attempted to cover.

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