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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.

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