Fabio Capello issued a statement Thursday following his resignation as England manager Wednesday.

I would like to thank all players, staff and Football Association for the professionalism they have shown during my years as manager of the English National Team, the Italian said.

A very special thanks to all the supporter: they've always supported the team and me in our job.

I wish all of them every success in achieving all their sporting goals.

(Editing by Ed Osmond)