London, May 16 (ANI): Football coach Fabio Capello has committed his future to England team, whatever may be the result in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, as he is contracted to continue in his present job until 2012.
Capello contracted to stay as manager until the end of the 2012 European Championship, but an escape clause in his six million pounds-a-year contract allowed him a brief period to explore other offers in the aftermath of the World Cup, The Times reports.
The clause has been removed at Capello’s instigation in a deal brokered by Lord Triesman, chairman of the FA, and Sir David Richards.
“I’m happy here. I like this job I like this country. My future is tomorrow, and tomorrow is the World Cup,” said Capello.
The news is a welcome boost as the 30-man squad announced on Tuesday gather for a 10-day training camp in Austria.
The Italian said he has learnt a lot during his three years in England about the ways of the Premier League and the minds of his players.
“Now we arrive at the most important moment, but also this [preparation for the World Cup] is new for me,” Capello said.
“As a manager, you have to understand the pressure of the fans and the confidence the country have in this team. It’s a really rare sight,” The Times quoted him, as saying. (ANI)