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Fabio Capello named Russian Football team's new manager


July 16, 2012 - Moscow, Russia

Fabio Capello has been named as the Russian Football team's new manager. The 66-year-old football manager from Italy will try to revive the fortunes of the Russian football team after they flopped at Euro 2012. Russia were knocked out of the group stage in the Euro 2012 competition, winning one, losing one and managing a draw in another match.

Russian Football Union (RFU) deputy president Nikita Simonyan announced the appointment to the ITAR-TASS news agency. "Today we decided to appoint Capello as our national team's new manager, We expect him to come to Moscow in the nearest future to finalise the details of his contract and sign it.""I think this will happen on Wednesday or Thursday," Simonyan said.

Capello has been out of job since leaving the England job in February in protest at the Football Association stripping John Terry of England captaincy. Terry was alleged to have made a racist remark to Anton Ferdinand that led to the trouble. Terry was acquitted of the charge by Westminister magistrates court Friday. Capello has successfully helped England qualify for Euro 2012. He previous coached AC Milan, Roma, Juventus and Real Madrid football clubs. He became the manager of England football team in 2007.

If the contract is finalized and signed, Fabio Capello will be the successor to Dick Advocaat who resigned after Russia's disappointing Group stage exit at Euro 2012. According to reports, Capello is given a six-year contract till 2018 when Russia will be hosting the 2018 World Cup.

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