Capello not interested in Russia job

Fabio Capello has no interest in succeeding Guus Hiddink as Russia


With Hiddink in line to take over the Turkish national side

after the World Cup, the Russian Federation are said to have put

Capello at the top of their wish list.

Already earning £6million a year, the Russians are said

to be willing to trump that to get their man.

However, having already stated his intention to remain in his

current post until his contract expires in 2012, Capello has no

intention of quitting.

Although the Italian did speak with Russian officials last

week it was purely a chance meeting at Stamford Bridge.

And while England and Russia are going head-to-head for the

right to stage the 2018 World Cup, a similar battle is not

envisaged over Capello.

A source close to Capello said: “Fabio is committed to


“He loves the job and life here.

“He has a contract to 2012 and so long as the FA want him to,

he intends to stay.

“He saw the Russian president at the Chelsea game against

Manchester City but is not interested in becoming the manager.

“There is always lots of interest in Fabio, but the England

job is one he always wanted, he loves the challenge.

“The World Cup is the only thing on his mind.”