Russia close in on Capello deal
The Russian Football Union (RFU) has said it expects Fabio Capello to agree to become the country's new head coach this week.
It follows the departure of Dick Advocaat to PSV Eindhoven at the end of a disappointing Euro 2012 campaign in which the Russians failed to progress past the group stages.
Capello, who was in charge of England from 2008 until February this year, was joined on a short-list by the likes of Pep Guardiola, Harry Redknapp and Marcelo Bielsa.
The 66-year-old's first task will be qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil from a group containing Northern Ireland, Portugal, Israel, Azerbaijan and Luxembourg.
"We have decided to appoint Fabio Capello as the new coach of our national team," RFU deputy president Nikita Simonyan told ITAR-TASS news agency.
"In the next couple of days Capello will sign the contract in Moscow."