England captain Rio Ferdinand has come to the defence of boss Fabio Capello, following the level of criticism aimed at the Italian of late.
The Manchester United centre-back, who missed the World Cup through injury, leapt to the defence of Capello, after the finger was pointed in his direction following England's poor showing in South Africa this summer.
He said: "We qualified in great style. The media people and those in the know who were saying he's 'Don Fabio' now have changed course.
"We didn't play well at the World Cup, we know that.
"But it doesn't make him a bad manager. A lot of people are jumping too far and too quick."
Capello has been criticised over a lot of his decisions at the World Cup, and this has continued, namely over his public retiring David Beckham after the friendly against Hungary earlier this month.
Capello has stated he is looking to freshen up the England squad ahead of their qualifying campaign for Euro 2012, which begins at home to Bulgaria on September 3.
Concerning changes to the squad, Ferdinand said: "He needs to make some big changes in the squad but who are we to argue?
"We just do what he wants us to do. It's about England winning, not us as individuals."