Russia’s footbal coach to retire after 2018 World Cup

Rome, April 22 (IANS Fabio Capello has planned to retire from football after the 2018 World Cup tournament, Xinhua reported Tuesday.

The current Russia head coach, preparing for the Brazil World Cup this summer, confirmed that he will not take any offer after his contract expires in four years. “I will be 71 after the 2018 World Cup,” he said. “And it will be time for me to call it quit.”

“This will be my final contract. I’ll do what Alex Ferguson did. He left at 72, and I’ll be gone a year earlier,” he said.

The ex-Italy international won five Serie A titles with AC Milan and Roma, as well as one Champions League, one European Super Cup and four domestic Supercoppas during a 17-year managerial career in Italy.

IANS