Boom! Ex-England manager Fabio Capello has a cheeky dig at Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney
Amid all the on-field action in the last week, there has been a rather tasty one-way feud bubbling up between former England boss Fabio Capello and Wayne Rooney.
It all kicked off when the Manchester striker claimed that the Italian’s tactical orders for the England side had all been “lost in translation”.
Capello immediately hit back, jesting that maybe the real problem was that “Rooney doesn’t speak English”.
After landing that crafty blow, he launched another dig at Rooney just hours after England crashed out of Euro 2012 against his fellow countrymen.
Capello chortled: “After watching the last game I think that Rooney understands only Scottish.”
Keen to hammer home the apparent wit of his remark, former AC Milan manager added: “That’s because he only plays well in Manchester, where Sir Alex Ferguson speaks Scottish.”
Kaboom! Sure, the comedy timing is a little off, but we can’t help but be amused by the thought of Fabio Capello cracking up at his sequence of one-liners.
That said, he may well be laughing on the other side of his face when the FA hear his comments. That’s because, under the terms of his settlement with the FA, Capello is not allowed to comment on the England team.
Although OTP heartily encourages a stand-up career future for the unemployed Capello, he certainly seems unduly smug about Rooney’s poor performances and a touch disrespectful towards successor Roy Hodgson. Especially given that the Italian proved equally unsuccessful at getting anything like the best out of the striker during the 2010 World Cup.