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Capello: Fergie 'wants to go around world with his wife'

Former England manager Fabio Capello admitted he had been taken aback by Sir Alex Ferguson's announcement:

I met him a few months ago at the England Sports Centre and he told me he would carry on, so the news of his retirement surprised me.

I called him yesterday and he told me he has decided to go now because there is too much stress nowadays.

Always having to win something is very challenging, and he told me he wanted to go around the world with his wife.

– Fabio Capello

Capello: Fergie told me he quit 'because of stress'

Capello with Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011 Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The former England coach Fabio Capello has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson quit Manchester United because of stress, according to the Associated Press.

It is reported he told Sky Sports Italia: "I called him and he told me that he decided this way because of excess stress."

Read more: David Moyes: 'I wasn't planning to leave' Everton

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Fabio Capello to help celebrate 150 years of the FA

Ex-England manager Fabio Capello is expected to attend an event to celebrate 150 years of the FA later today.

Fabio Capello in September 2012
Fabio Capello in September 2012 Credit: PA

The Russia manager left the England camp after a he fell out with the FA stripped John Terry of his captaincy over a racism row, and his attendance could see a thawing of the relationship.

Fabio Capello named as Russian manager

Fabio Capello during his time as England boss
Fabio Capello during his time as England boss Credit: PA

Fabio Capello has been named as Russia's new manager - with the former England boss set to complete the formalities of his move to Moscow in the next few days.

The Italian held successful talks with the Russian Football Union (RFU), who have confirmed he is the man they believe can guide the team to World Cup qualification in 2014.

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