Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is expected to be one of a host of big names on the shortlist to become the new Coach of the Russia national team, the
A power struggle has broken out at the Russian FA (RFS) over who should choose the replacement for Dick Advocaat, who left his post at the end of Euro 2012 to return to the Netherlands with PSV Eindhoven.
The RFS are expected to produce a shortlist that contains every officials preferred candidate for the vacancy, which the Mail believes will contain managers such as Pep Guardiola, the former Barcelona Coach, Italy’s Cesare Prandelli, Joachim Low, the Germany Coach and former England boss Fabio Capello as well as Mancini.
A statement from the RFS commercial adviser, Pytor Makarenko, said on Sunday that “nobody now at the organisation” had spoken with a potential appointee. The Mail however believes the caveat of“now” to be the most telling part of the comment.
Mancini is currently negotiating a new contract with the Premier League champions and the interest from Russia could give the Italian extra leverage in his dealings with the City hierarchy.
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