Capello in Russia for national team job
Former England manager Fabio Capello has arrived in Russia for talks about taking over the national team, sports minister Vitali Mutko told Russian state television on Thursday.
Mutko said that two to three candidates were on a shortlist for the job which became vacant when Dutchman Dick Advocaat did not renew his contract after Euro 2012 and moved on to coach Dutch club PSV Eindhoven.
"Capello would be a very good option. He knows how to win," Mutko said.
The Italian Capello, former Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola, ex-Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, former Italy coach Marcelo Lippi and former Tottenham manager harry Redknapp were on a list of 13 potential candidates published the Russian football federation (RFU) on Tuesday.
Mutko said he would prefer a Russian coach for the national team, also looking ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Russians on the RFU list include former national team coaches Valery Gazzayev, Anatoly Byshovets and Yuri Semin.