Capello Named New Russia Boss
Russia have confirmed former England boss Fabio Capello as their new manager following their disappointing Euro 2012 campaign under Dick Advocaat.
The 66-year-old Italian held talks with Russian officials last week after being shortlisted alongside Harry Redknapp and Josep Guardiola among others, before RFU vice president Nikita Simonyan confirmed the deal on Monday.
“Today we have decided to name Fabio Capello as the manager of Russia,’’ Simonyan told the Itar-Tass news agency.
“We are now waiting in Moscow for the finalisation of the remaining details of the contract before he signs. Once [Capello] and his representatives arrive, we believe they will sign the contract. I think it will happen on Wednesday or Thursday.”
Meanwhile, Capello, who hasn’t worked as a manager since resigning as England boss in February, said he was excited by the new job.
“If, as I believe the case will be, all goes as planned in terms of the contract, it will be a splendid adventure. Russia are a great nation,” Capello told ANSA news agency.
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