Ex-Arsenal keeper Bob Wilson calls for Capello resignation after England World Cup exit

FORMER Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson has slammed Fabio Capello’s World Cup flops, and says the Italian should do the “honourable thing” and step down as England manager.

Ex-Brookmans Park resident Bob, founder of the Old Hatfield-based Willow Foundation, said the national side’s 4-1 thumping at the hands of old enemies Germany was “the worst England performance I’ve seen.”

“They let the fans down, they let the country down; it was painful,” said Bob, 68.

Although Bob, who also won two caps at international level for Scotland, agreed that Frank Lampard’s disallowed “goal” once again made a compelling case for the introduction of goal line technology, England’s overall performance in South Africa was unacceptable.

The former TV presenter said: “I’ve presented nine World Cups and I would say that’s the worst ever England performance. Not just Sunday’s game, but the whole tournament, it’s the most insipid England squad I’ve ever seen.”


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Earlier today (Monday) Mr Capello said he would not be resigning as England manager, and would instead wait two weeks while the FA decides on his future.

But Bob said the time has come for Capello to quit.

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“It’s been mistake after mistake by Capello,” Bob said.

“The honourable thing to do would be to some agreement about his contract, and step down.”

You can read more of Bob’s verdict on England’s abysmal World Cup campaign in this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, out Wednesday.

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