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Former Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello announces retirement from management

Capello turns TV commentator

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Former Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello has decided to call time on his career in the dugout after being sacked by Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning.

Capello, 71, won three Serie A titles, Spain’s LaLiga twice and guided England to qualification for the 2010 World Cup and the subsequent European Championship in 2012.

The former Juventus boss, who also coached England, was speculated to be interested in managing Italy national team after their failure to secure qualification to the World Cup.

However, Capello has dismissed those rumours, claiming he intends to spend the rest of his career as a commentator and will not manage again.

“Italy’s bench? I have already said no,” Capello told Radio Rai.
“I’ve already had some experience with the English and Russian national teams, I wanted to try to train a club once again and Jiangsu was my last football experience.
“I did everything I wanted, I’m very happy with what I did, and now I am delighted to be a TV commentator. You always win in this role!”

The 71-year-old  sacked by Jiangsu Suning in March after steering the Chinese Super League side away from relegation and he is now ready to step away from hands-on involvement in football.

He told Radio Anch’io Lo Sport: “The experience with Jiangsu Suning was my last. I kept them up and therefore I am happy.

“The Chinese experience was very interesting, it’s a different kind of football but there was difficulty with communicating. I always had a translator and could hardly get anything across personally.

“Now I am enjoying working as a pundit – you can’t fail to win in this job.”

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