Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018

Soccer: Capello to get Russia job says press


(ANSA) - Moscow, July 13 - Ex-England manager Fabio Capello
will be Russia's next coach and will take them to the 2014 World
Cup in Brazil, the Russian press reported Friday.
Capello will sign a deal next week giving him an annual
salary of $5-6 million, according to the website of the Russian
sports daily Sport Express.
That means 'Don Fabio' will be getting about 30% less than
his predecessor Dick Advocaat of Netherlands, who stepped down
following Russia's group-stage exit at Euro 2012.
Sport Express said Capello was ready to work with Russian
experts and his staff would include Russian coaches, especially
those who have worked in Italy and know Italian.
The former England boss has also said he is prepared to move
to Moscow, the daily reported.
According to Sport Express, Capello would like to lure AS
Roma General Manager Franco Baldini to Russia after their
success with England.
Capello wound up talks with the Russian Soccer Federation on
Thursday, the first of 13 official candidates to become national
team coach.
Sports Minister Vitali Mutko told news agency Ria Novosti
that talks with the others would be concluded by next Tuesday.
"We will be obliged to make known the name of the new coach
by July 22," Mutko said.
According to Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport, Mutko was
enthusiastic about the prospect of Capello coaching Russia,
saying "he's a manager who knows how to make teams win".
However, the minister was also quoted as saying a Russian
coach might be better-equipped to cope with the fall-out from
the early Euro 2012 exit.
Former AC Milan, AS Roma, Juventus and Real Madrid boss
Capello, 65, has been out of work since resigning as
England manager in February in protest at the Football
Association's decision to strip the national team captaincy from
John Terry, who is on a trial over allegations he racially
abused another player.
Another Italian, Marcello Lippi, is among the 13 candidates.
The 2006 World Cup-winning coach took the helm of Chinese
champions Guangzhou Evergrande in May.
Other candidates include former Valencia, Liverpool and
Inter Milan boss Rafael Benitez, former Barcelona coach Pep
Guardiola and ex-Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, as well as former
Argentina and Chile boss Marcelo Bielsa.
London bookmakers have made Capello a 4-1 favourite to land
the job.

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