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Sources: Fabio Capello considering move to MLS

Fabio Capello is looking for a job, and the former England national team manager has set his sights on a move to the United States.

Sources have confirmed to Goal USA that Capello is in talks with multiple MLS teams about a potential move to take over as a coach in 2016.

Fired from his post with the Russian national team back in July, Capello has spent the past eight years coaching national teams, first with England before spending three years with the Russian team. Prior to that, Capello enjoyed a storied club coaching career, with multiple stints at AC Milan and Real Madrid, as well as time with Juventus and Roma.

Though it remains unclear which teams Capello has been in contact with, there are several high-profile jobs that could become available ahead of next season. Among them:

New York City FC- Rumors are swirling about NYCFC dismissing Jason Kreis, with Patrick Vieira as a target to replace him. Capello has coached Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard before, making him a good fit.

Montreal Impact- Though the Impact have thrived under interim coach Mauro Biello, owner Joey Saputo could be tempted to try and land a big name like Capello.

Seattle Sounders- If the Sounders don't make the playoffs, and possibly if they don't make a deep run in the playoffs, the franchise could make a change.

Chicago Fire- The firing of Frank Yallop opened up this position, with the Fire having an owner who seems ready to spend some money to turn things around after a long stretch of losing in Chicago.


Capello, 69, would be joining a league where foreign coaches lacking experience within American soccer haven't had the best success. That hasn't stopped clubs from considering international options. Owen Coyle is the most recent foreign coach to try his hand in MLS, and his first season with the Houston Dynamo will see the club miss the playoffs. More recently, rumors have swirled linking former Mexican national team manager Miguel Herrera to a move to MLS.