Despite an impressive World Cup 2010 qualification phase, yet another abysmal performance by England in South Africa did little to save his reputation. He became infamous for losing the English dressing room. Reports were rife that some of the players did not easily take the fact that he was being paid £6m-per-year. His relationship with John Terry soured as the player made a pubic rallying cry on behalf of his team for the manager to change his stringent and harsh methods. After yet another exit at the hands of Italy in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012, public opinion turned against the Italian and he left the England job after winning 28 out of 42 games, drawing 8 and losing 6.