Fabio Capello has been named as the new manager of Russia and is likely to complete the formalities of his deal within days.
The former England manager held talks with the Russian Football Union (RFU) last week about succeeding Dick Advocaat.
Russian officials have confirmed they believe he is the right man to help the national team bounce back from the disappointment of exiting Euro 2012 at the group stage.
“Today we have decided to name Fabio Capello as the manager of Russia,” the RFU vice-president, Nikita 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.”
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Russian Football Union (RFU) has confirmed that Italian and Former England manager Fabio Capello will succeed Dick Advocaat as the next Russia manager.
May be not so much a breaking news material as Andrei Arshavin had already confirmed that in his personal website. Arshavin said ‘Russia’s national coach has been appointed, he is Fabio Capello. We wish him success in his new job.’
So, certainly a move keeping in mid the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Russia wants the best of the results. Russia has got a wonderful squad filled with exciting players, one of whom is Dzagoev, who was immense for Russia in the recently concluded Euros in Poland and Ukraine.
But Fabio Capello would be up against the task, managing Russia. He would be replacing Dick Advocaat, the Dutch ace did a marvelous job of building a squad and now Fabio Capello will have to produce results.
Capello is no nonsense manager and would not tolerate any laziness in the squad. So .someone like Arshavin needs to buckle up for sure.