There is precedent in the way Sir Clive Woodward treated Lawrence Dallaglio after he lost the England rugby captaincy following a tabloid scandal.
Martin Johnson was England's captain,an inspirational figure, who lifted the 2003 Rugby World Cup. In Woodward's eyes, however, the captaincy did not change. He continued to regard Dallaglio as the team leader. Johnson, he said, came alive on match days. Through the week, strategy, development, tactics, were all discussed with Dallaglio.
Nobody suggests Capello consults Terry on how England play. He is regarded, however, as the strongest voice among the playing staff and is admired by Capello for his forthrightness.