Fabio Capello is to seek urgent talks with Club England's chairman, Sir David Richards, about his future after the defeat to Germany on Sunday.
It was the biggest ever defeat by Germany and the worst result England have suffered at a World Cup. Capello's position is bound to come under scrutiny only five weeks after having a clause removed from his £6m-a-year deal that would allow either party to terminate the contract after the World Cup.
"I want to speak with the chairman and then decide my future," said Capello. "I need to know whether the FA have confidence in me or not."
When asked if he would resign, he replied: "Absolutely not." Earlier he said, a "little thing" had decided England's defeat to Germany. England suffered their heaviest defeat at a World Cup but their manager said there had not been much between the sides and that a Frank Lampard shot which hit the German bar and bounced over the line but was not given as a goal by the referee, Jorge Larrionda, had been key to the result.
"We played well at 2-1, at 2-2, and if it was a draw that would have been very important for us," said Capello. "We can then play a different style, instead of counter-attacking. I cannot understand why we can't have a fifth referee watching this game, why we have to talk about things like this."
“We played well,” said Capello. “Germany are a good team, the referee made a big mistake, we got caught on counter-attack, this is football
“Today we played a good game at 2-1, 2-2. Little thing decides the results.”