FA took Terry decision
Fabio Capello was not involved in the decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy but will be free to name the next skipper, says the FA.
Last Updated: 03/02/12 4:38pm
Fabio Capello was not involved in the decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy but will be free to name the next skipper, says the Football Association.
The FA announced on Friday that Chelsea defender Terry has been stripped of the national armband in the wake of a racism allegation made against him by Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.
Terry has been charged over the incident but will not face a court case until after this summer's European Championship have come to an end.
The FA feels it would be wrong for him to lead the country into Euro 2012 with such a serious accusation hanging over him and have taken the decision to relieve him of his duties as captain.
National coach Capello was aware of the board's discussions but had no input in the talks.
He fully accepts the decision that has been taken and has been made aware that he is now in a position to be able to name his next captain.
"FA chairman David Bernstein has spoken to both John Terry and Fabio Capello to explain the facts to them," read a statement released on the FA's official website regarding Terry's standing down.
"Fabio Capello has not been involved in The FA Board discussions which reached this conclusion, but understands that The FA Board has authority to make this decision.
"Fabio Capello will take the decision as to who will be made captain moving forward."