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Capello will not walk away, says Gullit

Ruud Gullit last night insisted Fabio Capello would not walk away from the England job over the John Terry captaincy saga.

Former Chelsea boss Gullit revealed he had spoken to Capello on Sunday night and had no doubt the Italian would still be in charge at the European Championship. Uncertainty over Capello's future arose when he said he “completely disagreed” with the Football Association's decision to strip Terry of the England captaincy.

Asked if there was any chance of Capello quitting, Gullit, who is a good friend of the man he played under at AC Milan, said: “Not at all, not at all. He wants to do the European Championship.

“I saw him on Sunday but I didn't get the feeling that he was concerned about anything. Capello is a guy that doesn't want people to tell him what to do.

“He just wants to go with the strongest team that he has and I think that there's a reason why he said something about it.

“That is something that the FA has to debate with Capello.”

Terry was a youth player at Chelsea when Gullit was boss.

“I know John very well — I think he's a very good guy, a very nice guy,” Gullit said. “So I hope that everything is going to be done well.”

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