Fabio Capello is set to become the Russia Coach on Wednesday and has reportedly chosen a former Treviso striker as his assistant manager.
The ex-England boss is expected to sign the two-year contract midweek, although the details of his wages are kept under wraps.
It is reported he has hired 39-year-old Andrei Talalev as his assistant manager.
Talalev also has an experience in Italian football, as he was Treviso’s striker in 1997-98.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Russian Federation is in financial trouble, so a sponsor will be brought in to help finance Capello’s contract.
That is likely to be Anzhi owner Suleyman Kerimov or Zenit chief Alexei Miller.
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