Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is not interested in becoming Russia's next manager.
Sources close to Redknapp have told BBC Sport he is not keen on the role after Russia's Football Union (RFU) had his name on a list of possible targets.
Former England coach Fabio Capello and ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola were also on a high-profile RFU list.
Ex-Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez
is also on Russia's radar as it seeks a replacement for Dick Advocaat.
Who are the wanted men?
- managed South Korea at the 1996 Olympics
Marcelo Bielsa -
former Argentina manager, currently at Athletic Bilbao
- ex-Russia manager
- former manager of Dynamo Moscow
- ex-Cameroon manager
- Russia under-21 coach
Yuri Semin -
Dynamo Kiev coach
Advocaat announced before Euro 2012
that he was to join PSV Eindhoven.
Benitez is understood to be interested in the role and expects to meet with Russian officials later this week.
Redknapp, 65, had been the favourite to succeed Capello after the Italian
resigned as England manager in February.
But the former West Ham and Portsmouth boss was overlooked as the
Football Association turned to Roy Hodgson
and is not interested in getting into international management with Russia.
The RFU statement read: "The Russian Football Union has officially informed that the organisation plans to consult, in full compliance with the rules of Fifa and Uefa, the appointment of the head coach of Russian national team, with the following experts:
"Rafael Benitez, Anatoliy Byshovets, Marcelo Bielsa, Valery Gazzaev, Josep Guardiola, Fabio Capello, Andrei Kobelev, Yuri Krasnozhan, Marcello Lippi, Valery Nepomnyashchy, Nikolai Pisarev, Harry Redknapp, Yuri Semin."
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini had also been linked with the job before
the Premier League champions announced on Monday
that the Italian had signed a new five-year contract.
Guardiola's inclusion comes despite the
Spaniard having repeatedly stated he would take a year's sabbatical
after opting not to renew his Barcelona deal.