Capello open to Russia role, reveals agent

The ex-Three Lions boss has been heavily linked with a move to take over the side that were dumped out at the group stages of Euro 2012, with his representative welcoming an offer

Former England manager Fabio Capello has not been approached to take over the Russia national side, although his agent has indicated that he would be open to any proposed move.

After resigning from his position as Three Lions’ head coach back in February, the Italian has continually been linked with a return to international management, with the Russians in the frame after Dick Advocaat vacated the position to re-join PSV for a second spell.

The 66-year-old coach's agent, and son, Pierfilippo Capello, insisted that there has not been any contact between the two parties yet, but refused to rule out the situation changing in the future.

"There has not been any contact between Fabio Capello and the Russian Football Federation so far, not even informally," Pierfilippo told Italian news agency Agi.

80/1 Russia are 80/1 to win the 2014 World Cup with bet365

In addition, the representative revealed that, after a glittering career managing Juventus, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Roma, Capello remains open to a switch to a top domestic Russian club if a move to manage the national team never materialises.

He added: "Should an offer arrive from the national team or a club either in Moscow or another big Russian city, it would probably be a country we would take into consideration as my father would like it and be interested in going there.”

Russia crashed out of Group A at Euro 2012 after suffering a surprising defeat to Greece in the final round of fixtures, in a disappointing campaign.