Everton captain Phil Neville is of the opinion that former England manager Fabio Capello is one of the best managers around.
However, he refused to accept the fact that the departure of the Italian will seriously hurt the chances of England performing well in the Euro 2012 tournament, which will be held in Poland and Ukraine during the summer.
England have not performed well in the major tournaments since the Euro 96 and pressure will be on the replacement for Fabio Capello. Fabio Capello himself failed to deliver the goals for England during the previous 2010 FIFA World Cup, but agreed to stay until the Euro’s.
Even though his departure may come as a shock to many, FIFA would have been preparing replacements already given that Capello had earlier announced his retirement from management after this major tournament.
Everton captain Phil Neville used to play for England under various managers. Now retired internationally, the Everton captain is off the opinion that England can still perform at the Euro 2012 despite the absence of the Italian.
Phil Neville has been experiencing an up-and-down season with Everton this time around. Lack of significant transfer funds during the summer has certainly cost the team in the first half of the campaign, but significant arrivals in the January transfer window now mean that the club will be competitive during the second half of this season.
Speaking after the draw with Chelsea (which was the first time I’ve ever won an in-play Premier League bet!), Phil believes that England still have a great chance at Euro 2012.
“I still believe Capello is a great manager though his record backs that – just didn’t quite work out with England for many reasons not all his. In a funny way I’ve started to feel more positive about the Euros in the summer. Clean slate,” Phil Neville said after the announcement regarding the England manager came as a shock to many in the world football.