11 Jul 2012

Star-studded shortlist for Russian coaching job

6:23 pm on 11 July 2012

The Russian Football Union has unveiled a star-studded list of candidates for the national coaching job.

The 13-man list includes the former England manager Fabio Capello, former English Premier League managers Rafael Benitez and Harry Redknapp, and the just-resigned Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.

The list also includes seven local candidates.

The new manager will be filling a post left vacant by the departure of Dutchman Dick Advocaat whose side were disappointingly knocked out of the Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine at the group stages.