England manager Fabio Capello has finally clarified the position regarding the captaincy of the top team.
Over the last few weeks, the under pressure boss has taken the job away from Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand and handed it back to Chelsea's controversial centre half John Terry, from whom Capello took the post away last year in the light of revelations concerning JT's private life.
But now, because Chelsea players have been allowed to return to their clubs in view of Champions League commitments, the England boss is having to appoint yet another skipper for the friendly against Ghana this Tuesday.
So, in a packed press conference, Fabio issued a final and incotrovertible statement on the matter :
"Please note that, effective from 12 noon today, I will appoint a different captain for every England fixture, whether friendly or competitive.
This should foster a much better atmosphere within the camp as everyone will get their chance of the ultimate accolade in world football and will put to rest once and for ever any rumours of favouritism being shown towards some players.
The only way is up !"