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Capello lands Russia job

Russia have chosen the former England manager Fabio Capello to take charge of the national team the country's FA said yesterday. The 66-year-old Italian, who quit as England coach in February, said he was happy to work in Russia. "It will be a wonderful adventure, as Russia is a great country," he said.

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Fabio Capello admits he cannot wait to get started in his new role as Russia's head coach.

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Capello 'is new Russia coach'

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Capello keen on move east

Fabio Capello has not been contacted about becoming the new coach of Russia but would consider any proposal, according to his agent.

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Former England manager Capello has hinted a job in the Premier League would be of interest. Prior to his time in charge of the national team, the Italian's CV was impeccable - a Champions League, cup successes and numerous league titles. The 65-year-old would represent a gamble considering his time away from day-to-day management.

Former England manager Fabio Capello not approached by Russia says agent

Fabio Capello has not been contacted about the Russia job but would consider any proposal, according to his agent.

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