A host England players have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions over Fabio Capello leaving the England managerial position, with team members including Manchester United pair Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand having their say over the Italian's shock resignation.

Capello resigned after the FA overruled his decision to keep Chelsea's John Terry as captain, with the skipper currently charged with racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

Wayne Rooney went so far as to name check Harry Redknapp for the role, writing: "Gutted Capello has quit. Good guy and top coach. Got to be English to replace him. Harry Redknapp for me."

Betting is currently suspended on Redknapp taking over the role after the 2012 Euros, with the Tottenham manager far and wide the favourite to take over the role permanently.

Jack Wilshere and Kyle Walker were both handed their first caps by Capello, and the pair both insisted they were thankful for the opportunities that the Italian offered to them.

"People have their own judgement on Capello but for a young player who was given the chance to play for my country at such a young age he has shown great belief and trust in me so I can only thank him," Wilshere said.

Walker added: "Gutted to see Fabio Capello go, he put a lot of trust in me and gave me my first cap. just want to say a big thanks really."

Glen Johnson also offered his opinion on the matter, giving an insight into his feelings on Capello's four year reign over England.

"Sad news to see Capello step down," he said. "Good man and a Good manager."

But Michael Owen and Rio Ferdinand didn't offer any positive words towards Capello, with Owen tweeting: "Ever been such a strong public opinion when it comes to naming the next England manager? I don't know anyone that doesn't want Redknapp.

"Don't know if was just me but it never felt right in the first place knowing the England manager was heading off after the Euros regardless.

"Surely we will stick to an Englishman as our next manager. And that should run right through the squad from players to tea lady IMO (sic)."

Ferdinand was a man of few words over the issue, with the Manchester United star having a rocky relationship after his short time as skipper for England.

He started with: "So Capello resigns....what now...."

Then the defender continued: "I think we need an English manager now, we don't need anything else lost in translation....Harry Redknapp would be my choice by a distance."