‘Capello will have final say over Terry captaincy’

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta

john terry (photo:paul blank)

The FA have stated that England manager Fabio Capello will be the only person to make a decision over the future of John Terry’s captaincy of the national side.

The England skipper’s role has been called into question following allegations of an affair with the former girlfriend of England team-mate and Manchester City defender, Wayne Bridge.

The FA today confirmed that it will be Capello who has the final say over the future of the Chelsea skipper.

A statement read: “The FA confirms that England manager Fabio Capello alone will make the decision about John Terry’s position.”

“Fabio is fully up to speed with developments regarding John Terry,” added an FA spokesman.

“He spoke with our Chairman Lord Triesman and Chief Executive Ian Watmore today, who both backed him to make the best decision for England on footballing grounds. Fabio is dealing with the matter in his own way using his extensive experience as a football manager.”

Meanwhile at club level, Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti dismissed any talk of the 29-year-old losing the Chelsea captaincy. “There is no discussion about this,” said the Chelsea boss after his side’s 2-1 away to Burnley.

“All the club, the players, management and staff are supporting him and his family at this time.”

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