Fabio Capello was appointed as the manager of Russia back in July of 2012 and his contract was initially agreed to keep Capello in charge of the national team at least until 2018 but after a string of underwhelming results and bad relationships that Capello had with certain players as well as with some executives, his time reached it’s end sooner than expected.
Due to his contract ending sooner than what it had stated, Capello is now set to earn around $16.7 million as compensation. This is a huge amount of money for a financial struggled football federation to pay and especially taking into consideration all of the disappointing results that Russia went through under the tutelage of Fabio Capello who failed to convince the head chiefs of the Russian national team and the national side is even at risk of not getting past the 2016 Euro’s after having lost against Austria.
The official governing body of football in Russia announced the departure of Fabio Capello in a press report which was published in their website and read“The Russian Football Union sincerely thanks Fabio Capello for the work he has done as the chief coach and wishes him success in his further professional activity’’
Russia is now located in a difficult position as the national side wants to qualify and get into the 2016 Euro’s in France but they will have to start collecting victories and add more points to their total ally that could allow them to compete against the top clubs of Group G which has Austria and Sweden in the top 2 spots.
Fabio Capello made a huge impact and became one of the most respected and highest rated managers in the world of football a few years ago when he was the coach of Ac.Milan and during his managerial stay with the Italian club, he was able to secure 4 Serie A titles as well as lift a Champions League silverware as well as a few other trophies.
The managerial career of Capello has been taking a downhill road recently as he disappointed as the coach of Russia but after his departure from the national side, Capello is now a free agent.