Russia want Capello to stay for 2018 World Cup
Moscow: Russian Football Union (RFU) chief Nikolai Tolstykh wants Fabio Capello to remain as national team coach for the 2018 World Cup on Russian soil.
"Capello has repeatedly said that he`s happy with his job in Russia and the conditions that the RFU created for him here," Russian daily Sport Express quoted Tolstykh as saying in Friday`s issue.
"The RFU value Capello`s professional skills and his personal qualities of character highly.
"We`re happy with the results that the country`s national team show under his coaching. The RFU is very interested in further co-operation with Capello."
Last month the 67-year-old Italian manager dismissed rumours about his possible resignation after reportedly receiving an offer to replace Carlo Ancelotti at French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
"When a coach achieves some success in his profession it`s natural that serious clubs show their interest in his services," Capello said last month.
"However, I can say that I love Russia and I`m completely happy to work here."
Russia are lying second in 2014 World Cup qualifying Group F with 12 points from five matches, two points behind leaders Portugal, who have already played seven matches.
Russia face hosts Northern Ireland on August 14 in a qualifier held over March because of heavy snow in Belfast in March.