The Football Association chairman has criticised the decision to remove the break-clause in Fabio Capello’s contract and vowed to not let it happen again.
FA general secretary Alex Horne revealed today to the Department of Culture Media and Sport Committee inquiry The FA board were not referred to when the decision was made.
He says former chairman Lord Triesman instigated the deal negotiation and only a small minority of executives were consulted.
The decision backfired when the governing body wanted to sack Capello after a dire World Cup but could not afford to do so.
Bernstein, who succeeded Triesman last December, promised to ensure the right administration procedures are in place to stop it happening again.
“While I’m chairman, it won’t happen again,” he told the same inquiry. “I would ensure that proper governance is in place for those things.”