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Russia terminate Capello's contract

Capello will leave Russia with immediate effect. Credit: PA

Former England boss Fabio Capello has been sacked as Russia manager after three years in charge.

The 69-year-old Italian took up the role in July 2012, shortly after his resignation as England boss, and led them to the World Cup finals last summer.

However, Russia failed to win a match in Brazil while their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign has also struggled to get off the ground, with the team lying third in Group G having picked up just two wins from six matches.

Capello's contract with the RFU was due to run until after the country had hosted the 2018 World Cup, but a decision has now been taken to end that agreement.

A statement from the RFU read: "The Russian Football Union and head coach of the Russian national team, Fabio Capello, have reached an agreement to terminate his contract by mutual consent."

It's been reported that Capello will receive 15million euros in compensation from the Football Union of Russia and was on a contract worth 7million euros per year, plus bonuses.


Capello hits out at FA over Terry omission

Capello wanted Terry in the team. Credit: PA

John Terry should still be playing for England as he is among the best defenders in the country, according to former Three Lions boss Fabio Capello.

Speaking at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai, Capello told several national newspapers: "He is one of the best. [England] haven't got a lot of defenders but they sometimes have problems.

"It's better to have a player like John Terry than not have him. But I don't think he has the chances to play with the national team any more."

Of the incident that led to his resignation, Capello added: "[The FA] decided he could not play with the national team and I didn't understand because he was not guilty.

"When it happened I said to [then FA chairman David Bernstein], 'You decided he's guilty? No, he's not guilty'.

"I fought for this and they said, 'No, you can't decide about the player, you need to wait for the court decision and everything'. I said, 'Why have you decided before I've asked you?'"

Capello: Fergie 'wants to go around world with his wife'

Former England manager Fabio Capello admitted he had been taken aback by Sir Alex Ferguson's announcement:

I met him a few months ago at the England Sports Centre and he told me he would carry on, so the news of his retirement surprised me.

I called him yesterday and he told me he has decided to go now because there is too much stress nowadays.

Always having to win something is very challenging, and he told me he wanted to go around the world with his wife.

– Fabio Capello

Capello: Fergie told me he quit 'because of stress'

Capello with Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011 Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The former England coach Fabio Capello has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson quit Manchester United because of stress, according to the Associated Press.

It is reported he told Sky Sports Italia: "I called him and he told me that he decided this way because of excess stress."


Fabio Capello to help celebrate 150 years of the FA

Ex-England manager Fabio Capello is expected to attend an event to celebrate 150 years of the FA later today.

Fabio Capello in September 2012 Credit: PA

The Russia manager left the England camp after a he fell out with the FA stripped John Terry of his captaincy over a racism row, and his attendance could see a thawing of the relationship.

Fabio Capello named as Russian manager

Fabio Capello during his time as England boss Credit: PA

Fabio Capello has been named as Russia's new manager - with the former England boss set to complete the formalities of his move to Moscow in the next few days.

The Italian held successful talks with the Russian Football Union (RFU), who have confirmed he is the man they believe can guide the team to World Cup qualification in 2014.