Football - Euro 2012

Capello confirmed as Russia coach

Fabio Capello has signed a contract with to become Russia's new coach following lengthy negotiations.

Capello signs Russia deal - Football - Euro 2012Imago

The 66-year-old Italian, who quit as England manager in February, replaces Dutchman Dick Advocaat, whose tenure ended with Russia's group-stage exit from Euro 2012.

The contract's financial details were not disclosed but local media reported Capello would earn up to 10 million euros (£7.8m) a year.

Capello was named as Russia's next manager 10 days ago but contract wrangling delayed his installation.

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