Russia Manager Fabio Capello Denies Chelsea Rumours

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Italian boss denies speculation linking him with Stamford Bridge job.

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Fabio Capello has denied he is set to take over at Chelsea this summer according to The Daily Mail.

The former England boss is currently in charge of the Russian national team and has insisted he is focusing on ensuring they qualify for next summer’s World Cup tournament in Brazil.

Capello reportedly earns in the region of £7 million a year in the Russia job, but Chelsea are one of the few clubs in the world who could match, or even improve, that deal.

Chelsea are currently drawing up a potential short list of replacements for the interim boss Rafa Benitez.

The former Liverpool manager has failed to endear himself to the Stamford Bridge faithful during his time in charge and looks certain to leave the club come the summer.

A number of high profile names have been linked with the job in recent months.

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho remains the fans’ choice for the job but Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly concerned about how the two of them could work together after the ‘Special One’ left the club in acrimonious circumstances.

A host of other top names, including Antonio Conte, Manuel Pellegrini and Gus Poyet have also been linked with the vacant Stamford Bridge hot-seat.

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