Fabio Capello walked out on the England manager's job due to a “misunderstanding”, the 65-year-old Italian has said.
Speaking to a light-hearted Italian TV show, due to be aired on Friday night, the former AC Milan, Read Madrid and Juventus coach also explained that he has no intention of returning to work in Italy.
“I didn't flee, I left because there was a misunderstanding,” he told Striscia la Notizia.
“I felt great but sometimes you decide to leave.” Capello quit as England boss on Wednesday following a meeting with the Football Association, three days after he had given an interview to Italian public TV in which he criticised his employers' decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy.
England hired Stuart Pearce as caretaker manager for the friendly against Holland.