Capello axed by Real despite title win
MADRID, June 28 (Reuters) - Real Madrid sacked coach Fabio Capello on Thursday, 11 days after he led them to their first Primera Liga title in four years. The 61-year-old Italian, who also won the league title with Real in the 1996-97 season during his first spell at the club, had two years left to run on his contract. 'We have taken the decision not to continue with Fabio Capello next season,' said Real Madrid sporting director Predrag Mijatovic. 'It was a difficult decision, but it was a unanimous decision based on an exhaustive report I made to the board. 'We don't think Fabio Capello is the right person to lead Real Madrid into the future given what we want this club to achieve.' 'Now we have time to think over who will be the next coach of the club.' 'I haven't managed to talk it over with him personally because he is on holiday at the moment, but I did manage to speak to his son who is also his lawyer.'