GET OUR TOP TIPS

FOLLOW ODDSPREVIEW

John Terry replaces Rio Ferdinand as England captain

Fabio Capello
Related Articles

John Terry has been installed as England’s permanent captain for a third time after being forgiven by head coach Fabio Capello for his off-the-field behaviour

Capello revealed at a Wembley media briefing that the Chelsea skipper will replace Rio Ferdinand as skipper – starting with next Saturday’s Euro 2012 qualifier with Wales in Cardiff.

But he has been unable to communicate the news personally to Ferdinand with Capello claiming the Manchester United defender "preferred not to meet me" at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Terry was initially appointed England skipper by Steve McClaren in August 2006 and then Capello reinstated him in August 2008 after initially experimenting with different players in the role.

He stripped Terry of the honour 13 months ago after an alleged affair with a former girlfriend of England team-mate Wayne Bridge. But Capello has decided Terry has served a sufficient punishment after describing him as the "biggest personality" in the England dressing room and a "leader".

The way the armband was passed around from player to player after Frank Lampard, captain for last month’s friendly in Denmark, was substituted was also a factor for Capello.

He said: "I decided John Terry would be the captain for this game (against Wales) because, after the game in Copenhagen, the way the armband was moved around was upsetting for him.

"Also, I said my decision would be the day before the (Wales) game because I wanted to speak with the players, I wanted to speak with John Terry.

"I also knew the England doctors spoke with the doctors of Manchester United and Liverpool and I knew that Rio and Steven Gerrard were injured.

"But I have decided that John Terry, after one year of punishment, will again be the permanent captain. I think one year’s punishment is enough. He was my first choice when I (initially) decided on the permanent captain."

Recent Articles

  • Ladbrokes have released their new promotion code for 2014/15 - MAXCASH

    Ladbrokes have released their new promotion code for 2014/15 - MAXCASH. Joining Ladbrokes via using Ladbrokes promo code MAXCASH on the registration form will entitle you to a £50 free bet. Ladbrokes give readers the best new customer free bet offers, but we don't know how long ...

  • Ladbrokes Casino no deposit bonus - play for free at LadbrokesCasino

    Join Ladbrokes Casino and claim £25 free no deposit required!The trusted online casino are offering  readers free casino spins with no deposit required as one of three great introductory offers which you can claim as a new customer via this page.Choose from:Offer 1: £25 FREE wit...

  • Ladbrokes Free Bet - £50 free bet for new customers

    Claim a £50 free bet when you open an account with Ladbrokes using their promo code.Join Ladbrokes today and you can claim a £50 free bet when you use bonus code/promotion code MAXCASH.Customers must ensure they use this free bet code when opening an account - simply enter it when pr...

  • Ladbrokes Mobile - Spend £10 get £30 free (new and existing customers)

    We have a Christmas cracker for you this festive period, with customers new to Ladbrokes Mobile (including existing Ladbrokes online customers) getting a chance to claim a £30 free bet when they spend just £10.  Ladbrokes Mobile is a simple, quick and easy way to bet anytime, anywhere – and ...

  • Ladbrokes Casino no deposit bonus - play Dark Knight Slots no deposit required

    Join Ladbrokes Casino using promotion code MAXCASH and get £5 free to play The Dark Knight Slots - no deposit required! Join Ladbrokes Casino via using Ladbrokes Casino promotion code MAXCASH when opening an account and for a limited time you can get £5 free spins on Dark...

  • Ladbrokes free bet code - bonus code MAXCASH gets you a £50 free bet

    Punters looking to bet on sport can claim a £50 free bet from one trusted British bookmaker using their new bonus code for 2011 Ladbrokes are offering new customers a £50 free bet when opening an account using bonus/promotion code MAXCASH. Customers must ensure they use the Ladbrokes promot...

  • Ladbrokes bonus code - use Ladbrokes promo code MAXCASH for £50 free

    Punters looking to bet on sport can claim a £50 free bet from one trusted British bookmaker Ladbrokes are offering new customers a £50 free bet when opening an account using bonus/promotion code MAXCASH. Customers must ensure they use the Ladbrokes to gain the biggest free bet offer when opening...

  • Ladbrokes promo code for 2014 is MAXCASH

    Use the current Ladbrokes free bet codes to claim free bets and free spins on Ladbrokes' sports, bingo, casino, poker and games platforms. Join Ladbrokes using bonus/promo code MAXCASH and you can claim a £30 free bet from the trusted British bookmaker. You can use your free&nbs...

  • Southampton FC next manager betting - Murat Yakin favourite for Southampton job

    Murat Yakin has been installed as the early front runner to succeed Mauricio Pochettino as the next Southampton manager.Bookmakers Coral make Turkish coach the 7-2 favourite, while Michael Laudrup is next in the betting at 9-2 to take over at St Mary’s.Despite the appointment of Pochettino at White...

More Stories


Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

John Terry replaces Rio Ferdinand as England captain

John Terry has been installed as England’s permanent captain for a third time after being forgiven by head coach Fabio Capello for his off-the-field behaviour.

Read more »

Join the oddspreview Community Today

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?

You Might Also Like