Russian coaches Andrey Talalaev and Nikolay Pisarev, in addition to five Italians, will assist Fabio Capello in running the country’s national team.
Capello is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Russian football Union on Wednesday, but according to R-Sport news agency, the 66-year-old has already determined the members of his crew.
Oreste Cinquini will occupy the position of general manager, with his previous employers, Italian side Venezia, confirming the move.
“Working in the Russian national team is a big challenge for me,” Cinquini told Venezia’s official website. “I am very sorry to part with the club. But I leave this team in the hands of true professionals. And I am optimistic about the future.”
Assistant coach Italo Galbiati, fitness trainer Massimo Neri and keeper coach Franco Tancredi have already worked with Capello at the English national squad.
Former Italian international Christian Panucci will become the team’s scout, who’ll monitor the games of Russia's rivals in the World Cup 2014 qualifiers.
Russian coach Andrey Talalaev was included in the staff. During his playing career, the 39-year-old has spent two seasons with Treviso and knows the Italian language.
“I not only want to work in the Russian national team – I dream about it,” he told Sport Den Za Dnem. “I’ll benefit greatly from working with such an outstanding professional as Capello.”
Nikolay Pisarev will also join the crew as the 43-year-old currently heads the Russian U-21s squad.
It’s expected that Capello, Cinquini and Galbiati will relocate to Russia, while Neri and Tancredi are to come to the country for games and training camps.
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