Capello to seek urgent talks

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Fabio Capello is to seek urgent talks with Club England chairman Sir David Richards about his future following Sunday's 4-1 World Cup hammering by Germany.

It was the biggest ever defeat to Germany and the worst result England have ever suffered at a World Cup. Capello's position is bound to come under intense scrutiny only five weeks after having a clause removed from his £6million-a-year deal that would allow either party to terminate after the World Cup.

"I want to speak with the chairman and then decide my future," said Capello.

"I need to know whether the FA have confidence in me or not."

When asked if he would resign, he replied: "Absolutely not."

The early indications are Capello will remain in his job.

Senior sources within the Club England camp who will determine whether the Italian stays or not have indicated that their stance on Capello - that he is the right man to take the Three Lions forward - has not shifted as a result of one single, albeit controversial result.

After claiming his side were capable of reaching the World Cup final, Capello has seen his men record just one win from four games and arguably reach their potential only once - against Slovenia in Port Elizabeth last Wednesday.

"When you lose the manager gets criticised," said Capello. "We didn't play too badly in the first game against USA, just made a big mistake.

"We played a bad game against Algeria but we played well against Slovenia. If the referee had whistled for the goal, it would have been different. It was too big a mistake."

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