Fabio Capello’s contract as the coach of Russia has been terminated, three years before the country hosts the 2018 World Cup. The Russian Football Union (RFU) has confirmed the Italian’s departure but is yet to name his successor.
A statement on RFU website read: “The Russian Football Union and the head coach of Russia’s national team, Fabio Capello, have reached an agreement to terminate the employment contract by mutual agreement.”
CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutski is widely tipped to takeover the reins as Russia looks to fight back in its bid to qualify for Euro 2016.
The RFU had indicated it would have talks in June about ending Capello’s contract worth a reported £6.8m a year following Russia’s defeat in a Euro 2016 qualifier by Austria.
The Russians lie third in Group G and are struggling to qualify for the tournament in France. Capello’s contract was scheduled to end after the 2018 World Cup finals, which Russia are hosting.
The Italian had gone unpaid paid for eight months because of financial problems at the RFU until the Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov stepped in with a loan to settle the £3.9m he was owed.
Capello took Russia to their first World Cup finals for 12 years in 2014 but they were knocked out in the group stage after failing to win a match. …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper