Fabio Capello walked out on the England manager's job due to a "misunderstanding", the 65-year-old Italian has said. Speaking to a light-hearted Italian TV show, the former AC Milan, Real Madrid and Juventus coach explained the situation. "I didn't flee, I left because there was a misunderstanding," he told Striscia la Notizia.
Ex-England manager Fabio Capello during a EURO 2012 group qualifying
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"I felt great but sometimes you decide to leave." Capello quit as England boss on Wednesday following a meeting with the Football Association, three days after he had given an interview to Italian public TV in which he criticised his employers' decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy due to allegations he used racist language.
When asked if he would consider a return to work in Italy -- he has been linked in the Italian press with a move to Inter Milan -- Capello was adamant. "In Italy, no. Absolutely not. Now I want to relax," he added.