BREAKING: Legendary Italian manager announces retirement from football

Former Juventus, Real Madrid and England manager Fabio Capello declares to retire from coaching following his spell with Jiangsu Suning.


After a career spanning of numerous accolades with five different clubs along with responsibilities of two international sides, renowned manager Fabio Capello has announced retirement from football.

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The Italian man announced his retirement from football after he was sacked by the Chinese club Jiangsu Suning after just nine months in charge last month.

He signed an 18-month contract with the Nanjing club in June 2017, helping the 2016 league runner-up avoid relegation but after just three matches into the season, he was released by the Chinese side.

It was understood following the release of his job from club football, former England and Russia manager could be a potential candidate for vacant Italian manager’s role, however, Capello dissing all such speculations has suggested that he will now step away from hands-on involvement in football and instead focus on punditry job.

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“I’ve already done time with England and Russia and my last job was this one in China at Jiangsu Suning,” he told RAI Radio when asked if he would be keen on the Italy job. “I wanted to give it another go at coaching a club and we managed to stay up despite the fact they were bottom when I took over and I’m happy with how it went.

“Now I’m going to focus on punditry, which is a role you always win in.”

Capello’s most successful spell was at AC Milan where he won four Serie A titles back to back along with one UCL trophy. He also has one league winner’s medal with AS Roma and furthermore two Serie A’s at Juventus but that were wiped out following the Calciopoli refereeing scandal. Capello was also in charge of La Liga giants Real Madrid where he also claimed two La Liga titles with two different spells.

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The Italian manager also tried his hand in international level with England and Russia, however, in that field did not do enough. He managed England from 2008-2012, before taking Russia to the 2014 World Cup 2016 Euro Cup but on all the occasions their progression ended prematurely.

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