Fabio Capello’s son has apologised on behalf of the England coach following the publication of controversial World Cup player ratings on the Capello Index website.
The England manager demanded that the Capello Index be removed from the internet after insisting he had not seen or approved of the material before it was posted.
It remained online on Monday morning, however.
Capello’s son Pierfilippo, who acts as his father’s agent, said: “Fabio is very sorry and upset this has happened. We had told the FA there would not be any ratings appearing on any of the England players. So to find out that the opposite has happened just a day later was something we were unhappy about. There is no commercial value in this to Fabio – he was just interested to see and compare how the statistics would compare with his own evaluations. These are not Fabio’s ratings and we are now looking to have his name removed from the title.”