FA stand by Capello

Fabio Capello is to remain as England manager.

The Football Association confirmed the news this afternoon, bringing a swift end to speculation about the Italian’s future.

“I am more determined than ever to succeed with the England team,” said Capello.

The decision was taken following a meeting of the four-man Club England board, which decided unanimously to keep Capello, despite the Three Lions' woeful performance at the World Cup.

The full Football Association board subsequently ratified the recommendation, which means Capello will now continue in his £6million-a-year role until the end of Euro 2012.

“Sir Dave Richards has called me to tell me everyone at The FA wants me to continue,” said Capello.

“I explained it is very important we use the disappointment as a motivation in the future.

“I can assure the fans I am now fully focused on our European qualifying fixtures, starting with the friendly against Hungary in August.”

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