Fabio Capello confirms retirement from football coaching

Real Madrid and England coach Fabio Capello confirmed his retirement from football management following his spell with Jiangsu Suning.

Capello left Jiangsu Suning in March after steering the Chinese Super League side away from relegation last season.

The 71-year-old had been linked with the vacant Italy coaching job, however, his retirement plan has ruled himself out of this “hot seat”.

“I’ve already had some experience with the English and Russian national teams, I wanted to try to train a club once again and Jiangsu was my last football experience,” Capello told Radio Rai, as quoted by The Straits Times.

“I did everything I wanted, I’m very happy with what I did, and now I am delighted to be a TV commentator. You always win in this role!”

Capello, whose decorated career also included coaching spells at AC Milan, Juventus, Roma and Russia, took over the coaching post of Suning last June following the departure of South Korean coach Choi Yong-soo.

The Italian tactician helped the club escape from the relegation zone, eventually finishing at the 12th place in the 16-team top flight.

His departure came just three games into the 2018 season in which Jiangsu had won one and lost two matches.