No extension option in Capello’s contract: Russia FA

July 22nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello has agreed to take over the Russian national football team on a two-year contract without the option of an extension, the Russian FA’s acting president Nikita Simonyan said.

The Russian Football Union announced this week that Capello has “de facto” taken charge of the Russian team despite not having signed a contract.

“The contract is ready, the agreement on all the basic issues has been reached,” Simonyan said. “The deal is for two years. Nothing is specified further, so far it is for two years.”

Capello was in Moscow to attend Saturday’s Russian Premier League match between CSKA Moscow and FC Rostov.

Simonyan told R-Sport earlier that Capello will not be officially unveiled as Russia coach before Tuesday.

If confirmed, Capello’s first game in charge will be an Aug 15 friendly against the Ivory Coast in Moscow.

His first competitive fixtures will be 2014 World Cup qualifiers Sep 7 and Sep 11, first at home to Northern Ireland and then away to Israel.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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