Chelsea hero blasts former England boss for not taking his job serious

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The Three Lions had the reputation to have a good squad, but somehow fail to perform at the big stage.

Fabio Capello’s time as England manager saw the Italian manage a host of top quality English players, but they performed poorly on the international scene.

Former Chelsea star Joe Cole, has criticised the Italian tactician for failing to give his all to the Three Lions cause during his five-year reign.

“You have to say he is a legendary manager of the game, what he’s achieved is unbelievable,” the ex-Chelsea winger told the Daily Mail.

“I think it was never a marriage that worked in the sense that, I don’t feel like he committed fully to the England national team – and when I say that, I do with full respect because I do think he was a great, great manager, but you need to be across the whole thing, like Gareth [Southgate] is doing.

“He is really showing the way in terms of what is required in that situation and I felt Fabio, for whatever reason, didn’t commit fully to the task, but I say that respectfully because working with him, I could see he had that quality. The things he’d do, the things he’d say, he had something. I just think it was always tinged.”

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