Russian FA confirms Redknapp, Capello and Guardiola as candidates to replace Advocaat

The former Spurs boss is on a 13-man shortlist to fill the vacancy as Russia looks to improve following a disappointing Euro 2012.
The Russian FA has confirmed former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is a candidate to replace Dick Advocaat as head coach of the national team.

Redknapp took over at White Hart Lane in 2008 with the club bottom of the league and enjoyed a successful spell helping to guide the team to fourth spot in the Premier League in his final season in charge.

Shortly after his axing on June 13, the 65-year-old confirmed his ambition to return to a managers role soon and has been named on a 13-man shortlist by the Russian FA.

Russia failed to reach the knockout stages of Euro 2012, finishing third in Group A behind Czech Republic and Greece.

Others names on the shortlist include former England boss Fabio Capello and former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.

A number of others names have been linked to the role including former Roma boss Luciano Spalletti who revealed he would be honored to take over. has a new podcast! Goal Daily Podcast is a MUST for all Soccer fans and discusses the very latest news and views. What’s more when you sign up the service is FREE for the first month and you can cancel anytime.

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