Former England’s boss, Fabio Capello, has arrived in Moscow on Thursday to hold talks over taking on the Russian national football team.
The information of the Italian’s visit to the Russian capital has been confirmed by the country’s Sports Minister, Vitaly Mutko.
"Today they (the Russian Football Union) met Capello and they were negotiating,” he told RIA-Novosti news agency. “Then the next candidate will come. I think that during this week or at least till Tuesday the consultations with all the coaches interested in the job will be concluded.”
Capello has won five Serie A titles with AC Milan and Roma, bagged two Spanish crowns with Real Madrid and is also the winner of the UEFA Champions League.
The Italian is currently unemployed, as he left the English national team after the country’s Football Association stripped John Terry of the captaincy against his wishes in February.
The 66-year-old has already been contacted by the Russian Football Union when it was looking to replace Guss Hiddink two years ago.
Amkar Perm attacker, Sergey Volkov, was first to report about Capello’s arrival as he met the coach at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.
The Russian national squad is looking for a new manager as Dick Advocaat left the team after failing to qualify for Euro 2012 playoffs this June.
On Tuesday, the Russian Football Union published a widely criticized list of the 13 candidates for the vacant position.
The list includes Rafael Benitez, Marcelo Bielsa, Valery Gazzaev, Hosep Guardiola, Fabio Capello, Andrey Kobelev, Yury Krasnozhan, Marcello Lippi, Valery Nepomnyashchy, Nikolay Pisarev, Harry Redknapp and Yury Semin.
But Mutko calmed the roster is exaggerated and there are just two or three real candidates for the Russian job.
There’s just over a month left before Team Russia’s next game as they take on Cameroon in a friendly in Moscow on August 15.
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