Fabio Capello and Wayne Rooney
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Wayne Rooney has revealed former England manager Fabio Capello cheered for Italy at the 2010 World Cup while he was leading the Three Lions to a miserable exit.
The Italian guided England to the 2010 finals in South Africa but, after underwhelming in the group stage, they crashed out in the second round with a heavy defeat to Germany.
And Rooney says watching Capello and his coaches cheering on Italy during the tournament was probably the final straw for his reign.
Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, Rooney said: “Capello’s English wasn’t great, and it just didn’t feel right. He brought his backroom staff in and they were all Italian and it just didn’t feel right.
“I remember at the World Cup in South Africa, Fabio and his coaches were watching Italy play and they were cheering when Italy scored, and he was there as England manager.
“I don’t think that was right. It didn’t work and we had to move on.”
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