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.”