Capello to stay on with England

Following Football Association meetings, it has been confirmed that England manager Fabio Capello will remain at the helm, despite their recent World Cup disappointment.

The Italian tactician was tipped to be on his way out after the Three Lions' demoralising 4-1 last-16 defeat to Germany but, following meetings with officials Sir Dave Richards, Alex Horne, Sir Trevor Brooking and Adrian Bevington, it was confirmed on Friday afternoon he would keep his job.

Club England chairman Sir Richards said:"We are all still extremely disappointed at our performance in South Africa, and we believed it was important that we took some time to reflect on everything in a calm and considered manner back in England.

"After fully discussing our performance we remain convinced that Fabio is the best man for the job.

"He went into the World Cup with a reputation as one of world football's finest managers and we are confident Fabio will benefit from his first international tournament experience and this will undoubtedly make us all stronger for the Euro 2012 campaign."

Meanwhile, Capello, who is contracted to the FA until the end of Euro 2012, also suggested he was delighted to be continuing in the role.

"I am more determined than ever to succeed with the England team," he said.

"Sir Dave Richards has called me to tell me everyone at the FA wants me to continue. I explained it is very important we use the disappointment as a motivation in the future.

"I can assure the fans I am now fully focused on our European qualifying fixtures, starting with the friendly against Hungary in August.

"We will look to introduce new players to give the team new energy and I will use all my experience to take England forward.

"I am extremely proud to be the England manager, it means so much to me and I am determined to succeed."

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