Capello Russia talks 'to continue'

  • Last Updated: July 14 2012, 15:08 BST

Fabio Capello could be named as the new Russia manager next week after reportedly holding talks with officials on Friday.

Fabio Capello: In talks over Russia job

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko revealed discussions with the former England boss were ongoing ahead of a possible appointment next week.

"I think we had good impressions on each other. Our talks will continue," Mutko reportedly told local media.

"Because of a limited timeframe I think we will name a new coach early next week, give or take a few days to complete all the paperwork."

Capello was named in an ambitious 13-man wish-list earlier this week that also included Harry Redknapp, Pep Guardiola and Rafael Benitez.

The 66-year-old Italian, who had previously been linked with big-spending Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, has been out of work since he quit as England boss in February.

Russia have been without a manager after Dick Advocaat left the post, to join PSV Eindhoven, after failing to steer his side out of the group at Euro 2012.