David Beckham admits surprise at Fabio Capello’s resignation

Ex-captain David Beckham says he was "sad" and "surprised" to see Fabio Capello step down as England manager

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

David Beckham admits he was “surprised” and “sad” to learn that Fabio Capello had quit as England manager in the build-up to Euro 2012.

The Italian announced his decision to resign in the wake of the Football Association’s decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy earlier this month.

The FA now have four months to find a replacement for Capello before the start of the European championships in Poland and Ukraine.

“I was surprised because it’s the European championships coming up. After working with Fabio for quite a few years, it’s sad that he’s stepped down at a critical stage for England, but he’s done it for his own reasons,” said former England captain Beckham, who also worked under Capello at Real Madrid.

“He’s a manager that I respect a lot and a person that I respect a lot, and I would wish him all the best, but now as a nation we need to come together and concentrate on firstly getting a new manager and then going into these European championships.”

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