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