Football Association chairman David Bernstein insists that the John Terry issue will have to be dealt with by the new England manager.
While Terry has already had the captaincy taken away until the outcome of his trial for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand is known, the Chelsea defender is still available for selection.
And Bernstein insists that Fabio Capello's successor will have to tackle any issues that may present, with suggestions dressing room harmony could be affected.
Capello resigned from his post on Thursday evening after speaking out against the FA's decision to take the armband away from Terry, who has always denied the charges against him.
"If there is a problem, it's for the manager to assess it and sort it out," said Bernstein.
"That's what managers are paid for.
"It is not the chairman and the board's role to get involved in day-to-day team selection."
Bernstein maintains that England could not allow their captain to go into a major tournament with a court case hanging over their head.
"There is something particular about an England football captain," said Bernstein.
"When you look at the statue of Bobby Moore outside Wembley, that is the stature that we are looking for from England captains.
"The FA board, 14 people, had a uniformed view on this. We felt that going into a European Championship it was an overhanging issue that was not appropriate and not in the best interests of England to be allowed to continue.
"In addition, there have been issues in the past in different parts of the world and there might have been a dichotomy with that and this captaincy being allowed to continue."
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