Mourinho launches stinging attack on Capello and says England are in a "mess" and playing “with fear” - Exclusive
Published 23:00 24/08/10 By Simon Bird
Jose Mourinho has blasted Fabio Capello, saying: “The problem is the manager. Capello will not work for England.”
The Real Madrid and former Chelsea boss blamed England’s World Cup flop on Capello and says his only management trick is to shout at players.
Capello will be wounded by such a fierce attack on his style by Mourinho, who says England are in a “mess” with players “confused” and playing “with fear” because of the Italian.
England take on Bulgaria next week at Wembley in their first Euro 2012 qualifier, followed by a trip to Switzerland on September 7.
Capello will be livid at such public criticism and the accusation that he “doesn’t know his players”.
Mourinho said: “The problem is the manager. He has a one-track relationship with players. Ask anyone here at Real Madrid. He can’t change. You cannot go around just shouting at players. They need to feel special.
“It is clear. Capello will not work for England. He does not know the players. They are frightened of him and they can’t play for him.
“For me, it is a mess for England. Players need clear tactics. They cannot be confused about what they have to do. It is the manager’s fault. And it is a big shame.”