The FA has confirmed that Fabio Capello will remain as manager of the England football team, despite a poor performance at the World Cup which saw them win only one in four games and crash out in the last 16 in a 4-1 defeat to Germany.

The decision was taken by a meeting of the Club England Board, which consists of Sir Dav Richards, Alex Horne, Sir Trevor Brooking and Adrian Bevington. The decision was then approved by the board of the FA.

The FA said that "all aspects" of England's performance were considered when deciding Capello's fate and that the Board had agreed "unanimously" that Capello is "the best man" to be England manager.

Club England Chairman Sir Dave Richards said: "We are all still extremely disappointed at our performance in South Africa, and we believed it was important that we took some time to reflect on everything in a calm and considered manner back in England. After fully discussing our performance we remain convinced that Fabio is the best man for the job.

"He went into the World Cup with a reputation as one of World football's finest managers and we are confident Fabio will benefit from his first international tournament experience and this will undoubtedly make us all stronger for the Euro 2012 campaign."

FA Board Acting Chairman Roger Burden, said, "The FA Board supports this decision. It is the right decision and will allow us now to rebuild for the future with Fabio leading us forward."

Capello, said, "I am more determined than ever to succeed with the England team.

"Sir Dave Richards has called me to tell me everyone at The FA wants me to continue. I explained it is very important we use the disappointment as a motivation in the future.

"I can assure the fans I am now fully focused on our European qualifying fixtures, starting with the friendly against Hungary in August.

"We will look to introduce new players to give the team new energy and I will use all my experience to take England forward.

"I am extremely proud to be the England Manager, it means so much to me and I am determined to succeed."