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Search is on for Fabio Capello's replacement

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The search is on for Fabio Capello's replacement

Fabio Capello has sensationally resigned as England manager.

The Italian made the decision at a meeting with the Football Association boss David Bernstein at Wembley.

He quit after a public disagreement with top FA officials over their decision to remove John Terry as England captain.

The FA have said that Stuart Pearce, the current England U-21 manager, will be in charge for the upcoming friendly against the Netherlands.

So the search is on for a permanent replacement for Capello.

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Football Focus's Dan Walker thinks Harry Redknapp will take over

A lot of people reckon Spurs boss Harry Redknapp should take over, but he's said that he's never thought about the England job.

Capello's resignation brings an end to his 42-game reign as England boss, which started on 6 February 2008, with a 2-1 win against Switzerland.

Although the decision has shocked a lot of people, tension between Capello and the FA had been growing in recent weeks.

The John Terry row

Capello was angry that Chelsea defender John Terry had been stripped of the England captaincy without his say-so.

On Sunday he told an Italian TV programme: "I thought it was right that Terry should keep the captain' s armband."

John Terry and Capello in trainingGetty Images
Capello enjoyed a close relationship with Terry as England boss

The FA had decided that he shouldn't be the captain because he's been accused of racially abusing another player.

Terry says he is not guilty of the charge. He's due to go on trial in July.

Capello's decision to quit the job means England are looking for a new coach with just three friendly matches to go before the start of the Euro 2012 Championships.

So who would you like to see as England boss? Is it time for an Englishman to be given a go? What do you think?

This chat is now closed, but you can read some of the comments here.

Your Comments

"I think Harry Redknapp should be the next England manager because he has led Tottenham to the Champions League and now they are challenging for the Premier League title!"

Zach, 10, Kent, England

"It should be Ian Holloway. He is the best!"

Lucy, 12, Blackpool, England

"I'd like to see either Redknapp or Sir Alex. Jose is a really bad choice! England needs an English manager!"

Rose, 14, Birmingham, England

"I think Martin O'Neill should be appointed as England manager. He's doing really good at Sunderland and he fits what the FA is looking for."

Dave, 9, York, England

"I'm a Gunner and I love Wenger, but I think the right man for the job would be Mourinho - certainly not Redknapp!"

Haydon, 11, Chesham, England

"Fabio Capello did well for England (even though we did terribly in the World Cup). I would like Sir Alex Ferguson to be the new manager. I think this because he's managed Man United so well over the years and has won a lot of trophies."

Tom, 12, Somerset, England

"I think Capello did well to resign because the England team is way too old and they have been through too many scandals. Redknapp probably won't be manager because the pressure is too high and he would do better by staying at Tottenham. I can't see any other Englishman taking on such a responsibility and pressure from the press, so I think it will have to be a foreigner again. But someone like Jose Mourinho will never take the job because he's managing a better team than England and won't want to go!"

Lapo, 13, Stockholm, Sweden

"I think Alan Shearer should be the next England manager because he's got lots of experience."

Becky, 10, Cambridgeshire, England

"I think Mark Hughes should be England manager because of all the epic signings he's made for QPR!"

Isaac, 10, Warwickshire, England

"I think Harry Redknapp should be the new England manager, but it won't happen so I'll go with Martin O'Neill!"

James, 10, Cardiff, Wales

"Martin O'Neill should be the next England manger because he transformed the Sunderland team from 17th to 8th in the Premier League!"

Christopher, 11, Sunderland, England

"I think that the next England manager should be Jurgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund), Harry Redknapp (Tottenham Hotspur) or Roy Hodgson (West Brom)."

Herbie, 11, England

"I think that David Beckham should be England manager because of his experience in the game. He's a legend."

Alex, 11, Southampton, England

"I agree with everyone else in that I think Harry Redknapp should snap up the job - although I'm not sure it will happen."

Courtney, 10, Peterborough, England

"I think it should be Guus Hiddink because he's a very good manager."

Jamie, 14, Liverpool, England

"Roberto Mancini should be the next manager because he's nearly led Man City to the Premier League title. He'd do great for England too!"

Zohaib, 10, Birmingham, England

"Although I was shocked by the news of Fabio Capello leaving, Jose Mourinho would be a realistic manager for England. Most managers have a bad spell at one of their clubs, but Jose has been consistently successful at the clubs he's managed."

Kieran, 11, Bristol, England

"I think Harry Redknapp should be England's next manager as he's very successful and popular, and will be an excellent replacement for Fabio Capello."

Drew, 11, Northamptonshire, England

"I think it should be David Beckham because he loved playing for England and we should have an English manager!"

Sam, 10, Plymouth, England

"I think Sir Alex Ferguson should be England's next manager because he's led Man United to lots of glory and he's the best manager around."

Eyerah, 7, Manchester, England

"I think that England should have two managers that work together, like Roberto Mancini and Sir Alex Ferguson! The England football team should have the greatest managers."

Sophia, 11, Manchester, England

"I think Jose Mourinho should be the next manager for England because he's led both Chelsea and Real Madrid to being some of the best clubs in the world."

Claudia, 14, Jakarta, Indonesia

"I think Big Sam [Allardyce] should be the manager because he's a great manager and leads West Ham to glory."

Toby, 7, Hertfordshire

"I believe that Kenny Dalglish should be the new England manager due to his success in football."

Daniel, 11, Liverpool

"I think it would be great to see Jose Mourinho as manager, but it won't happen so I will go with Harry Redknapp."

Ryan, 8, Essex, England

"I think Wenger should be the next England manager, because he is a great manager."

Harvey, 10, Kent, England

"I think Harry Redknapp should succeed Fabio Capello at the end of the season, but Stuart Pearce for the present time."

Daniel, 11, Jersey

"I think the next England manager should be Sir Alex Ferguson because he led Manchester United to glory."

Louis, 9, Dorset, England

"I think David Beckham should be the new manager for England."

Omar, 10, London, England

"I think it will be David Beckham, because he loves playing football and he is English."

Luke, 9, Shropshire, England