Capello resigned as England manager after disagreeing with the Football Association's decision to strip Terry of the captaincy because of charges of racial abuse.
"Quite clearly, Fabio backed me," Terry told reporters ahead of tomorrow's last-16 Champions League clash with Napoli.
"That comes from a relationship with myself and him, the relationship we built up.
"I stood for him on the football pitch, and he stood up for me off the pitch. I respect that from him, I respect him as a man and for what he did for me. Complete respect both ways."
Capello's successor, whoever that may be, will be able to select Terry for this summer's European Championships but not to restore him as skipper.