Capello commits to England until after Euro 2012

WEMBLEY, England (AP) — Fabio Capello has committed to coach England until the 2012 European Championship by asking for his contract to be rewritten so his position isn't reviewed after the World Cup.

Capello, who took charge of England in 2008, was due to meet Football Association officials after the World Cup to determine whether he would stay in charge.

But Capello's lawyers are removing that clause after the Italian pledged his future to FA chairman David Triesman in recent weeks.

It offers England confidence the 63-year-old won't walk away from the job after being linked with managerial positions throughout Europe.

"I have a contract with the FA and it will finish when they decide to sack me," Capello said. "I love this club and love this country but I don't think about my future. My future is the World Cup."

Capello transformed England after the team coached by Steve McClaren failed to qualify for the 2008 European Championship.

After breezing through World Cup qualifying, Capello is preparing for his team's opener against the United States on June 12.

"Managing a national team has been a new experience for me," said Capello, who previously coached Juventus and Real Madrid. "I discovered new things about what I have to do and the relationship between the players and the manager. Now we are arriving at the most important moment. I understand the pressure, the confidence of the country in this team, and it is really exciting. I am very focused."