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“Ronaldo’s an extraordinary footballer, but Messi is a genius” – Capello

Fabio Capello is team Messi Former England boss Fabio Capello has claimed while Cristiano Ronaldo ‘has made himself a champion’, Lionel Messi ‘is a genius’. It’s been a big week for both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Both players faced crunch Champions League clashes against Atletico Madrid and Lyon and needed to step up. Safe to say, both players did just that. Meanwhile, Messi took centre stage as Barcelona thrashed Lyon 5-1, securing their place in the next round. Now, that age-old d...
Tags: England, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sky, Juventus, Fabio Capello, Atletico Madrid, Messi, Ac Milan, Lyon, Atletico, Allianz Stadium

'Rooney had lost everything' – Capello's scathing assessment of Man Utd legend prior to MLS move

Wayne Rooney had “lost everything” prior to making to a move to MLS, claims Fabio Capello, with the Manchester United legend a shadow of his former self during a second stint at Everton. After 13 record-breaking years at Old Trafford, the Red Devils' all-time leading goalscorer was allowed to leave by Jose Mourinho in the summer of 2017. Rooney would spend just one season back on Merseyside before heading to America and penning a deal through to 2021 with D.C. United.
Tags: News, America, Manchester United, Old Trafford, Everton, Wayne Rooney, Mls, Fabio Capello, Rooney, Jose Mourinho, Merseyside, Red Devils, Capello

Madrid paying the price for thinking they could get results without Ronaldo - Capello

Former Real Madrid head coach Fabio Capello thinks his former club are paying the price for thinking they could achieve the same level of success without Cristiano Ronaldo. Madrid won their third straight Champions League crown last season, but agreed to sell Ronaldo to Juventus last summer. No like for like replacement was brought in, while Madrid also was forced into a change at the top, with Zinedine Zidane abruptly resigning and Julen Lopetegui hired in his stead.
Tags: News, Soccer, Real Madrid, Ronaldo, Juventus, Fabio Capello, Zinedine Zidane, Madrid, Julen Lopetegui, Cristiano Ronaldo Madrid, Ronaldo Capello

Manchester United prepared to give Mourinho £100million in January

Although his future at Old Trafford has been under some scrutiny, it appears Manchester United could be ready to back Jose Mourinho in January. It is being reported in that the United board are willing to hand the 55-year-old £100million to spend on new additions come January. Jose Mourinho will be backed in January with funds in excess of £100m. A central-defender and goal scorer are his priorities. [Guardian] #mufc — Simply Utd (@SimplyUtd) October 29, 2018 Defensive reinforcements Ove...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Manchester, Tottenham, Old Trafford, Fabio Capello, West Ham, Jose Mourinho, Leicester, Alexis Sanchez, Ed Woodward, Romelu Lukaku, United, Toby Alderweireld

Michael Carrick speaks about depression struggles

Depression in the game Michael Carrick has opened up about how football can impact a player’s mental health. He noted that during his playing career, he struggled. Carrick said that the World Cup with England was the worst time for him. He noted that when a footballer feels like they shouldn’t be playing, it is hard for them. He added that he spoke to his wife and said he wanted to leave and come home. “Depression over a game of football sounds extreme, doesn’t it?” “But I genuinely felt in a ...
Tags: England, Sport, Rome, Soccer, South Africa, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Old Trafford, Newcastle United, Fabio Capello, Michael Carrick, Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez, Paul Pogba, Mourinho

Fabio Capello reveals which two defenders Jose Mourinho wanted to sign this summer

Over the summer, Jose Mourinho made it no secret he was in the market for a central defender. Despite bringing in both Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof during his reign, United’s boss felt they were lacking in quality. While executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward did not sanction a move for either Harry Maguire or Toby Alderweireld, it seems they may not have been Mourinho’s top choices. Former England boss Fabio Capello has revealed United had their eye on two Serie A defenders. Jose Mourinho’s hu...
Tags: England, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, West Ham United, Old Trafford, Newcastle, Brighton, Juventus, Fabio Capello, West Ham, Jose Mourinho, David De Gea, Uefa

Mauricio Pochettino reveals how Espanyol nearly signed Lionel Messi

How it could have been different Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Lionel Messi was ‘so close’ to signing for Espanyol in 2004 as he prepares to face off against the Argentine. Spurs will host the Catalan giants and Messi this evening in the Champions League. Though, one of the biggest talking points from his pre-game press conference was Lionel Messi. That is because he revealed that Barcelona almost let Lionel Messi leave for their close rivals in 2004. However, he impresse...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Espanyol, Tottenham Hotspur, Spurs, Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, Lionel Messi, Juventus, Fabio Capello, Hugo Lloris, Leo, Messi, Times, Pochettino

Real Madrid aren't in 'crisis' despite five-hour scoring drought, CSKA defeat

The sky is falling. Real Madrid have two defeats and one draw in their last three games. They have gone 329 minutes without scoring; if you frame it as being more than five hours (which it is), the run sounds even worse. The last time they went this long before celebrating a goal was in 2007, when Fabio Capello was in charge and David Beckham had yet to move to Los Angeles. Furthermore, Real failed to score in a Champions League game for the first time in nearly two years, a run of 29 games, an...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, David Beckham, Real Madrid, Fabio Capello, Blog Post, UEFA Champions League, CSKA, Blog - Marcotti's Musings, Los Angeles Furthermore Real

Goal-shy Madrid leave Lopetegui with more questions than answers

Madrid (AFP) – The last time Real Madrid went three games without a goal was in January 2007 and at the end of the season Fabio Capello was sacked.  Few deficiencies irk the fans at... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Real Madrid, Fabio Capello, Madrid, Afp, Lopetegui

Mauricio Pochettino: How Lionel Messi came “so close” to move away from Barcelona

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed how Lionel Messi came “so close” to leaving FC Barcelona. In the summer of 2005, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was in talks with Pochettino’s Espanyol over a season-long loan. The Argentine manager is now preparing his Spurs side to take on his fellow countryman and Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday. Mauricio Pochettino: “He was so close to moving to Espanyol” VALLADOLID, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 01: Lionel Messi of Barcelona ...
Tags: England, London, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, La Liga, Espanyol, Tottenham Hotspur, Wembley Stadium, Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Juventus, Fabio Capello

Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi's The Best absence showed 'a lack of respect' - Fabio Capello

The ESPN FC crew assess Luka Modric's credentials after he claimed The Best FIFA Men's Player award over Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah. Croatia captain and Real Madrid star Luka Modric has been named the Best FIFA Men's Player in 2018 after winning the Golden Ball award at the World Cup. Fabio Capello says Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's absence at FIFA's The Best awards showed a lack of respect from the pair. "It's a lack of respect," Capello, ...
Tags: Spain, Story, Soccer, Fifa, Real Madrid, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Croatia, Fabio Capello, Espn, Sergio Ramos, UEFA Champions League, Mohamed Salah, Luka Modric, Blog - Fifa

Will Chelsea Pay Ronaldo’s Transfer Fee?

There are multiple reports in Italy that Chelsea are set to pay Juventus €100m for defender Daniele Rugani and striker Gonzalo Higuain, in essence covering Juve’s cost to sign Cristiano Ronaldo! Chelsea are finally getting set to announce that Maurizio Sarri is replacing Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge and Sarri has an excellent relationship with the former Napoli striker, whose position at Juve with the arrival of CR7 would be under serious threat. At the moment Higuain agent Nicolas, who is ...
Tags: England, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, La Liga, Italy, Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Fabio Capello, Stamford Bridge, Napoli, Turin, Empoli, Maurizio Sarri, Gonzalo Higuain

England favourites for World Cup glory - former boss Fabio Capello

Former England manager Fabio Capello has tipped the Three Lions for World Cup glory, predicting they will emerge triumphant from a final
Tags: England, Football, Sport, Story, Fabio Capello, FIFA World Cup, Three Lions

Brazil’s Tite defends Neymar over Capello ‘diver’ jibe

Moscow (AFP) – Brazil coach Tite leapt to Neymar’s defence Tuesday after former England and Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello labelled the star forward a “diver” over his World Cup theatrics. Tite was in a... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, Sport, Soccer, Real Madrid, Moscow, Brazil, Fabio Capello, Neymar, Afp, Capello

Gareth Southgate makes massive claim ahead of England game

England Gareth Southgate has told the press he wants his England side to play without fear and to try and play with attacking intent ahead of their game with Panama. That’s a stark contrast to many other England managers, who’ve made it clear they want their team to get a result above all else and the fear instilled under the likes of Fabio Capello made it impossible for the players to perform on the field. Southgate is changing all that, and has made it clear players have to get the results an...
Tags: England, Russia, Sport, Soccer, Raheem Sterling, Brazil, Fabio Capello, Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane, Tunisia, Panama, Slaven Bilic, Dele Alli, Volgograd Russia, Marcus Rashford, Ruben Loftus

Mats Hummels criticizes Germany tactics following Mexico loss

Germany defender Mats Hummels has this evening spoken out over his country’s questionable tactics versus Mexico, after the world champions fell to a shock 1-0 loss at the hands of El Tri. Matchup The two countries went head to head at the Luzhniki Stadium this afternoon, with Germany having understandably headed into proceedings as clear-cut favourites amongst fans and pundits alike. Ahead of today’s clash, Mexico had managed to pick up just a solitary win from 11 previous outings versus Die M...
Tags: Mexico, Germany, Sport, Soccer, Fifa, Bayern Munich, Argentina, Fabio Capello, Joachim Low, Toni Kroos, Messi, Mats Hummels, United, Sami Khedira, Joshua Kimmich, PSV

Fabio Capello slams ‘ridiculous’ and ‘slow’ Argentina for Messi reliance

Former Juventus, Real Madrid and England manager Fabio Capello has today slammed Argentina for their over-reliance on Lionel Messi, following the Albiceleste’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Iceland. Matchup The two countries went head to head at the Spartak Stadium in their respective World Cup openers yesterday afternoon, with Argentina having understandably headed into proceedings as heavy favourites. However, Iceland, having famously ousted England from Euro 2016, were expected to be a tough ...
Tags: England, Russia, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Liverpool, Fifa, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina, Juventus, Croatia, Fabio Capello, Sergio Aguero, Messi

World Cup: Ex-England keeper Robert Green says players were weighed every day at 2010 World Cup

Former England goalkeeper Robert Green says manager Fabio Capello ordered players to be weighed every day of the 2010 World Cup.
Tags: England, Football, Fabio Capello, Robert Green

World Cup 2018: A quick look at all 32 managers

There are few positions in sports as pressure-packed as that of World Cup manager. Here is a look at the 32 men privileged with that pressure heading into the start of the tournament that kicks off on June 14 in Russia: Group A Stanislav Cherchesov, Russia The man tasked with leading the home nation this summer? Not a foreign emissary like Guus Hiddink or Fabio Capello. Not the popular former... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Russia, Sport, Soccer, World Cup, Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink, World Cup 2018, Stanislav Cherchesov

Zinedine Zidane took the correct decision to leave Real Madrid - Capello

Two-time former Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello has said Zinedine Zidane was right to leave on his own terms, as president
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Real Madrid, Fabio Capello, Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid Capello

Fabio Capello speaks about Zinedine Zidane leaving Real Madrid

The ex-England and Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello has today had his say on Zinedine Zidane stepping down as Real Madrid boss. Zidane steps down Zidane was appointed Real Madrid boss on January 4th, 2016. Since then Zidane has managed Madrid 149 times averaging 2.3 points per game. The ex-Real Madrid player also led the club to three consecutive Champions League finals including the 2017/18 final which Real Madrid won 3-1 making them the winners for a record-breaking 3rd year in a row. Zidane w...
Tags: England, Germany, Sport, Soccer, La Liga, Fifa, Real Madrid, Fabio Capello, Borussia Dortmund, Zinedine Zidane, Christian Eriksen, Madrid, Zizou, Zidane, Capello, Florentino

Jiangsu Suning close gap on CSL leaders Shanghai SIPG with win over Dalian Yifang

Cosmin Olaroiu paid tribute to his players as Jiangsu Suning moved to within a point of the summit of the Chinese Super League on Sunday with a 1-0 win over Dalian Yifang. Huang Zichang scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half as Jiangsu closed the gap on leaders Shanghai SIPG with their fifth win in seven games since Olaroiu took over as head coach from Fabio Capello. But, rather than take the acclaim for turning the team around after a disappointing 2017 campaign, the Ro...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Fabio Capello, Chinese Super League, Jiangsu Suning, Shanghai SIPG, Jiangsu, CSL, Dalian Yifang, Cosmin Olaroiu, Olaroiu, Shandong Luneng Taishan, Guizhou Hengfeng FC, Dalian Yifang Huang Zichang

Fabio Capello retires from coaching

After a career spanning six countries and countless titles both as a player and a coach, Fabio Capello has retired            [Author: AP]
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Capello confirms he has retired from coaching

Milan (AFP) – Former Real Madrid and England coach Fabio Capello on Monday confirmed he has retired from football management and ruled himself out of the Italy coaching job. The 71-year-old Italian had been linked with the vacant Italy coaching job after leaving Jiangsu Suning of the Chinese Super League (CSL) last month. “I’ve already had some experience with the English... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Fabio Capello, Afp, Jiangsu Suning, Capello, CSL, Milan AFP Former Real Madrid

Fabio Capello rejects links to 'average' Italy, announces retirement

Fabio Capello's final job came in China with Jiangsu Suning. Fabio Capello has announced his retirement from coaching, saying he has no interest in taking charge of an "average" Italy squad. Capello, 71, was released by the Chinese club Jiangsu Suning after just nine months in charge last month and he says that has brought a definite end to his career. "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 ...
Tags: Story, Italy, Chinese Super League, Italian Serie A

Fabio Capello announces retirement: 'I did everything that I wanted to'

Fabio Capello managed the likes of AC Milan, Real Madrid, Roma, Juventus, England and Russia in his career. ROME -- After a career spanning six countries and countless titles both as a player and a coach, Fabio Capello announced his retirement on Monday. The former AC Milan, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus coach told RAI state radio that he is not interested in the open job with Italy's national team. The 71-year-old Capello left as coach of Chinese club Jiangsu Suning last month only three ...
Tags: England, Russia, Football, Sport, Story, Rome, Italy, Real Madrid, Juventus, Fabio Capello, Ac Milan, Italian Serie A, AS Roma, Nanjing, Jiangsu Suning, Capello

England should be wary of burnout at World Cup - Fabio Capello

The FC crew react to ESPN FC's initial pre-World Cup power rankings, which see Brazil claim the top spot over Spain and Germany. Former England manager Fabio Capello has warned burnout could be the biggest problem for the Three Lions in the World Cup this summer in Russia. Capello led England to the 2010 tournament in South Africa, reaching the round of 16 before going down 4-1 to Germany. The Italian coach is impressed with the quality of Gareth Southgate's revamped squad but hinted ...
Tags: England, Germany, Russia, Football, Spain, Sport, Story, South Africa, Brazil, Fabio Capello, FIFA World Cup, Gareth Southgate, Espn, Three Lions, Capello, Germany Former England

Sabatini resigns as sports director of Inter owners Suning

Milan (AFP) – Walter Sabatini has resigned as technical coordinator of Suning Sports, the group that owns Italians Inter Milan and Chinese Super League (CSL) side Jiangsu, the group confirmed on Wednesday. For Suning, the split with Sabatini follows the resignation this week of fellow Italian Fabio Capello as coach of the Chinese team.  Sabatini’s decision follows disagreements... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Fabio Capello, Afp, Inter, Jiangsu, Milan AFP, Walter Sabatini, Sabatini, Chinese Super League CSL, Italians Inter Milan

Fabio Capello leaves Jiangsu Suning, Cosmin Olaroiu named new manager

Fabio Capello was appointed manager of Jiangsu Suning in June 2017. Fabio Capello has quit as head coach of Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning, the club confirmed in a statement on their official website on Wednesday. The Italian, who joined the club midway through last season, is believed to have relinquished his position following a series of disagreements behind the scenes. Jiangsu have won one and lost two of the opening three games of the Chinese Super League season and the club have ...
Tags: Story, Soccer, Fabio Capello, Chinese Super League, Jiangsu Suning, Jiangsu, Capello, Jiangsu Suning Cosmin Olaroiu

Fabio Capello leaves Chinese club Jiangsu Suning

Fabio Capello has left his post as head coach of Jiangsu Suning, the Chinese Super League club said Wednesday            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Fabio Capello, Jiangsu Suning, Jiangsu Suning the Chinese Super League