The Russian Football Union has confirmed former Juventus and Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello as the new coach of the Russia national team, having put pen-to-paper on a two-year contract.
Capello, 66, has been out of work since leaving the England job in February and will now look to guide the country to the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
The Italian manager had been announced in the role ten days ago, but disputes over the terms of the contract meant that there was a delay in the deal’s completion.
Although no financial details have been revealed, it is reported in local media that Capello will earn up to €10 million a year in the role, depending on performance.
Earlier this month, a shortlist of 13 candidates were named for the job, with Harry Redknapp and former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola also mentioned by the RFU.
The RFU will now hope the Italian will prosper after Russia started promisingly at the European Championship, by beating Czech Republic 4-1, before being eliminated after a draw with co-hosts Poland and a defeat to Greece.