Capello keen to stay on

Fabio Capello wants to stay on as Russia manager, claiming he has 'done a pretty good job’ despite their early World Cup exit.

Last Updated: 27/06/14 at 16:15 Post Comment

Fabio Capello: Former England manager is pleased with the job he did with Russia

Fabio Capello: Former England manager is pleased with the job he did with Russia

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

A 1-1 draw with Algeria on Thursday night sent the Russia squad home with just two points and two goals to their name in their third consecutive group-stage exit.

In January, Capello, who is the highest-paid coach at the World Cup, signed a contract extension until 2018 and is adamant he will see out the next four years of the deal.

"As long as they still want me, I will stay," said the former England manager.

Capello also defended his World Cup record, which now stands as just a single win in seven matches, a run that includes England’s 4-1 rout by Germany in South Africa four years ago.

He feels just making it to the finals for the first time in 12 years represents progress for the Russia team and is proud of the work he has done with that squad, and the English one he coached from 2007 to 2012.

"With England we went to the round of 16,” he said. “I qualified England to play in the European Championships and the World Cup and the figures I got with their national team were respectable.

"With this team we got to a World Cup for first time 12 years. I think I have done a pretty good job so far and it is unfortunate we didn't go through."

Capello was left with one very minor crumb of comfort in the wake of his team’s early exit, claiming he had been part of the best World Cup he has ever witnessed.

"I think in my career I have never seen a World Cup of this level,” he said. “It is the highest level I have ever seen.

"The pace is extremely intense, the quality is excellent and this is absolutely a great World Cup."

No reporting whatsoever about the Algerian fans shining laser in the eyes of the Russian goalkeeper?
- bleublancrouge

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

es, these stats are right. Rio Ferdinand definitely had a better debut than Fernando.

that man
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

I

know it's only one game, and Arsenal have got an amazing midfield as is; but seriously, is Arsene Wenger the only person on Earth who doesn't want Cesc at their club?

Ezy_Rider
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

P

S - 'Squeezes [English] out of his mouth like it's an elastic band he's found in his lamb bhuna' - bravo. Marvellous stuff

Ezy_Rider
Football Managers On TV: Paul Lambert

Footer 365

Rio Ferdinand would love to manage England after his playing career ends

Rio Ferdinand would love to manage England one day after revealing his long-term plans for a future in football as a coach.

Premier League: Former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay promises to co-operate with FA

Malky Mackay says he will co-operate fully with an FA investigation into Cardiff's text message dossier.

Transfer News: Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc wants to move before deadline

Ronald Koeman has confirmed Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc has asked to move on from St Mary's.

Mail Box

Man United Fans Clutching At Straws

While the focus is on Liverpool's move for Mario Balotelli, one Man United fan tries to convince the mailbox with nine reasons why Angel Di Maria would prefer them to PSG...

Rojo Is A Better Signing Than Hummels

There's some big talk in the morning mailbox, which claims that Man United were right to sign Marcos Rojo instead of Mats Hummels. Plus, one Gooner's happy Arteta's out...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property