Daily Mail reports that Fabio Capello has signed a long-term six-figure deal as an Umbro ambassador.
The Italian has agreed the Umbro deal on top of his 6 million pound a year deal with the F.A. and meant he wore kit and boots by the sports manufacturer throughout last week’s international get-together, during which he insisted his squad always wore their Umbro branded leisure clothing while on England duty.
It is highly surprising that Capello has cut his close ties with Italian sportswear firm Diadora, for whom he was a lifetime ambassador along with Roberto Baggio and Pierluigi Collina.
Capello had made it clear when negotiating for the England job that he wanted to retain his leisurewear and boots contract with Diadora, but since Umbro have been taken over by Nike, Daily Mail speculates that their financial power may have swayed Capello’s decision.