Capello signed a two-year deal at his unveiling on Thursday afternoon and succeeds
Capello, who has been out of work since he quit as England boss in acrimonious circumstances, is desperate to put his mark on proceedings.
"The current contract runs for two years," said the Italian. "And my next goal - to reach the finals of the World Cup in
"After I had finished working in
"It does not really matter with whom we compete. I now have a new beginning in a coaching career.
"I'll try to get my philosophy to match that which has brought the Russian national team success, and we will go to the World Cup in
Capello will be looking to rebuild his reputation after a less than impressive four years with England.
After taking charge in 2008, he was initially a great success as England comfortably qualified for the 2010 World Cup.
However, matters soon went awry after a disappointing tournament that ended with a crushing 4-1 defeat by rival
The former AC Milan, Roma and Real Madrid boss guided England to this year's tournament in
Terry was subsequently cleared in a magistrates court trial.
Capello has announced his intention to live in
"The country is huge, with large populations. With plenty of talent. For advanced players, we need to create all the conditions to prepare them for performances for the national team," the 66-year-old added.
"This is my most important task. I want to give players the will to win, the desire to always fight for victory. The word 'victory' is, for me, the most important thing in my career."
Real Sociedad coach Philippe Montanier is to leave the Primera Division side at the end of the season after turning down a contract extension, the Basque club has confirmed.