Capello: Chelsea skipper Terry remains England leader
Capello stripped Terry of the honour following revelations of the Chelsea star's alleged affair with the mother of Wayne Bridge's young son.
"In Spain or Italy, the captain is the oldest player or the one with the most caps," said Capello.
"Here it is different. You look at the captain in a different way.
"To me, being a leader is more important than being the captain. John Terry is a leader. I have asked him to be the same. He will be the same. He will be a leader without wearing the armband."