No more Capello index fiascos, say FA bosses

July 23rd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 23 (ANI): England coach Fabio Capello has been blocked from putting his name to any more potentially ­disastrous business deals without getting the Football Association’s (FA) permission.

Ventures such as the pre-World Cup TV advert for team sponsors Nationwide featuring Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams will be safe but there will be no place for deals such as the calamitous Capello Index website, the Daily Express reports.

The FA has made it clear that Capello cannot make the same mistake twice.

Capello agreed to take part in the Index ratings system without the FA’s knowledge and did not breach the terms of his original England contract.

But, having spotted the potential controversy when the Capello Index was launched in May and helped deal with the resulting fall-out, the FA have told him he will need their approval on future business and commercial opportunities.

The FA contacted Capello’s advisors yesterday to find out why the Index was still on the Internet bearing both his name and image, but are not able to become directly involved.

Capello has steadfastly claimed not to have been paid for putting his name to the Index, but the terms of any contract between him and the creators of the website are unclear.

It is clear the co-founder of the Index, Chicco Merighi, is in no mood to give in easily.(ANI)

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