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Fabio Capello is appointed the new Russia boss

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Former England manager Fabio Capello has been named as the new manager of the Russian national team.

The Italian held talks with the Russian Football Union and is reported to have signed a two-year deal in succeeding Dick Advocaat.

The 66-year-old has been out of work since leaving the England job in February.

He was part of a list of high-profile names, including Harry Redknapp, who the Russian FA had targeted.

Capello will lead their qualification campaign for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but had mixed fortunes with England.

He had the highest win ratio of any England manager by winning 67% of his games, although the national team struggled at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where they were knocked out in the last 16 stage by Germany.

He led England to qualification for Euro 2012 before resigning after the Football Association stripped John Terry of the captaincy.

During an illustrious carrer in club management, Capello won seven Serie A titles in Italy and another two league titles in Spain with Real Madrid. He also won the Champions League with AC Milan in 1994.