England boss dismisses Juve link

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Fabio Capello has brushed aside reports linking him with a return to Juventus this summer and insists his future lies with England.

Juve's poor run of form has increased speculation that the Turin giants could lure the England manager back to Italy as a replacement for coach Luigi Del Neri at the end of the season.

However, Capello said to Italian TV Rai's GR Parlamento: "Have I received a phone call from Turin? No. I'm completely absorbed by my work, I have to think of my work."

He added: "And if (Juventus president) Andrea Agnelli asked me to come to Turin in June? I want to remain here (in England) until the European Championship.

"I made a promise to an executive of the England FA that I would honour our agreement. It's not as if I have given a good image at the World Cup.

"With the team that I had we need to be calm and understand where we have to improve."


England was eliminated from the World Cup last summer at the last 16 stage by Germany.

The Italian tactician is under contract with the Football Association until after Euro 2012.

Capello was in charge at Juventus between 2004 and 2006, guiding them to the Serie A title, but the club were demoted to Serie B in 2006 after the match-fixing scandal involving bribes to referees was uncovered.

Juve were eliminated from the Europa League before the winter break and crashed out of the Coppa Italia earlier this month. They lie seventh in Serie A after 22 games played.

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