Friday January 24 2014
Russia extend Capello contract

Italian Coach Fabio Capello has extended his contract with the Russian national team through to summer 2018.

Former Milan and Juventus tactician Capello took over the Russia post during the summer of 2012 and has successfully navigated the side through World Cup qualification for a place at next summer’s tournament in Brazil.

Today, the 67-year-old has been confirmed by the Russian Football Federation as committing to a new four-and-a-half-year contract with the side.

“I am grateful to the President of the RFU and the Minister of Sports for Russia for their confidence in me,” Capello is quoted on the RFU’s official website.

“I am very happy to continue working in Russia. We have big plans and I will do everything possible to make our fans happy.”

Capello’s new contract takes him through the European Championships of 2016 to be held in France up to the conclusion of the 2018 World Cup, which Russia will be hosting.

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