GRAZ (Austria): Fabio Capello countered speculation he might quit as England manager after the World Cup by saying on Sunday that he expected to stay on.
Capello’s admission that he still needs to talk to the new Football Association hierarchy about his contract prompted reports that he might be on his way to Inter Milan, who parted company with Jose Mourinho after winning the Champions League last week.
But the Italian coach hopes to clarify his situation in the next few days.
“I am happy. I will speak with the chairman (of the FA) tomorrow morning,” Capello said after England’s 2-1 victory over Japan in a World Cup warmup game.
“I think I told you I (didn’t) speak with some people from Inter Milan. I know nothing about this. The situation will be clear in two days.”
Capello, who has a contract with England until the European Championship in 2012, said in a TV interview before the game against Japan that he expected to continue in the role.
“I am England manager. I’m happy here. I signed a contract with (former chief executive) Brian Barwick, I changed it with (former chairman David) Triesman, now I have to speak with the new chairman,” he said.
“But I think I will be staying here.” — AP