Italian coach Fabio Capello will sign the dotted line to head up the Russian football squad this coming Wednesday.
The news come from Russian Football Union’s acting president, Nikita Simonyan, who spoke with Interfax news agency on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Capello has already started executing his duties as the national team coach.
On Saturday, he was spotted at CSKA’s match against Rostov in the Moscow Region where he was watching the candidates for his squad in action.
The Russian fans at the Khimki Arena greeted the 66-year-old with applause.
The coach is expected to travel to Saint Petersburg on Sunday to be present at Zenit’s clash with Amkar.
Media reports claim the two-year contract with the RFU will bring Capello anything from $6 to 12 million annually.
The legendary manager has won five Serie A titles with AC Milan and Roma (the two championships he bagged with Juventus were annulled after a match-fixing scandal) as well as two Spanish crowns and the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid.
The Italian has been jobless since he parted ways with England after the Football Association stripped John Terry of the captaincy against his wishes this February.
Russia’s previous coach, Dick Advocaat, left the team after they failed to progress to the Euro 2012 quarterfinals in June.