Former England, Real Madrid and AC Milan coach Fabio Capello is excited about taking the Russia job.

The country's FA confirmed that they will hire the Italian tactician, although he has yet to sign a contract.

"If things are resolved in the best possible manner, as the Russian FA have declared, then I will be delighted and proud," he told ANSA.

"I'm happy and if everything goes well with regard to the contract, which I think it will, then it will be a splendid adventure.

"Russia is a great nation."