Capello commits to England
02 Jun 2010 - 18:15:54
Fabio Capello has ended the speculation surrounding his future after signing an amended contract to continue as England coach until after Euro 2012.
Capello has recently been linked with the managerial vacancy at Italian champions Internazionale following the departure of Jose Mourinho.
However, the Italian has signed an amended contract which has removed a clause which gave either he or the Football Association permission to end their agreement following the World Cup finals.
At Capello's request, the clause was discussed last month and the former AC Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid coach has now officially put pen to paper.
The departure of Lord Triesman as FA chairman last month was reported to have placed the agreement in jeopardy.
However, Capello has signed the newly amended contract following "positive" talks with new Club England chairman Sir David Richards in the aftermath of Sunday's warm-up victory over Japan in Austria.
The news comes as a welcome boost to the England squad ahead of their flight to South Africa on Wednesday evening.
Capello unveiled his final 23-man squad on Tuesday afternoon after cutting seven players from a provisional 30-strong pool.
Theo Walcott, Darren Bent, Adam Johnson, Scott Parker, Michael Dawson, Leighton Baines and Tom Huddlestone were the players who missed out on selection.