Fabio Capello's future at Russia in doubt following World Cup failure

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 27 June 2014, 09:21

Fabio CapelloFabio Capello is set to come under an avalanche of pressure after Russia slumped out of the 2014 World Cup. The Italian, who was the highest paid boss at the tournament on a whopping £6.7m a year, failed to steer the Russians out of a favourable Group H, consisting of Belgium, Algeria and South Korea, with their pitiful tally of two points simply not good enough.

Back in January Capello signed a staggering contract with Russia taking him through to the conclusion of the 2018 World Cup, which will be played on Russian soil. However, the premature decision seems to have backfired terribly, with the country wounded after such an embarrassing exit. Capello’s men got off to a poor start after drawing 1-1 with South Korea, before losing late on to European rivals Belgium. They headed into their final game needing a win to progress, but failed to beat Algeria, who went through at their expense.

Capello has won a plethora of major honours at club level but it is safe to say he has failed to make an impact on the international scene. The former England manager has now won only one of his seven World Cup matches in the dugout with Russia and the Three Lions, and that was a narrow 1-0 win over Slovenia in 2010. At the moment it is not known whether the Russian FA will stick with the 68-year-old, however he will no doubt come under massive scrutiny when he returns from Brazil.

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