By Chris Wright
The agent (and son) of England manager Fabio Capello has insisted that his client/father doesn’t have a secret agreement with Manchester City and/or Inter Milan to take step into the breach should either club choose to sack their respective incumbents at any point in the near future.
Several reports emanating from Italy in the last month or so have suggested that Capello Snr. may have struck a gentlemen’s agreement with City and Inter, with both clubs thought to be deliberating on the immediate future of their coaching staff – however, Pierfilippo Capello told The Sun that, to the best of his knowledge, this is not so:
“I honestly don’t believe he would sign an agreement with anyone without asking me about it.
“I will be really honest and open with you. I know nothing about my father joining a club in Italy, in England or anywhere else and I speak with Fabio every day.
“And I do not believe he has agreed any secret deal with any club. He is not the kind of man who would make an agreement like that. If anything was happening, I would know.
“But I have not had a single call or any contact with whatsoever with anyone. And if someone had contacted my father then he would call me.”
Was anybody out there actually labouring under the illusion that Capello did have a secret agreement in place with anyone? No? Me neither.