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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 has confirmed he is the man it believes can guide the team to World Cup qualification in 2014.
"Today we have decided to name Fabio Capello as the manager of Russia," RFU vice-president Nikita Simonyan told the Itar-Tass agency.
"We are now waiting in Moscow for the finalisation of the remaining details of the contract before he signs.
"Once (Capello) and his representatives arrive, we believe they will sign the contract. I think it will happen on Wednesday or Thursday."