London: Fabio Capello has vowed to remain coach of England until Euro 2012 even though he and his FA bosses can mutually cancel his contract after the World Cup in June.
The 63-year-old Italian, who steered England to nine wins from 10 qualifying matches, told reporters ahead of next Sunday's Euro 2012 draw in Warsaw he hoped to stay for that tournament too.
"I hope to still be here in 2012. It depends on the FA and results at the World Cup (in South Africa) of course but I am really happy," said Capello.
"I like my job. I like being England manager and I hope after the World Cup I will still be manager.”
"I don't think about not being the England manager. The football in England is exciting, the Premier League is good and I enjoy working with the English players."
Capello has guided his team to 15 wins in 21 overall matches since taking charge in January 2008.
"The message is I am happy here and I hope to be the England manager for the Euros," he added.
"Being England manager makes me happy. I like living in London and so does my wife."
First Published: Monday, February 01, 2010, 09:19