Russia to name candidates
Mancini strongly linked with role
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: July 9, 2012 7:13am
Roberto Mancini: Linked with Russian job
The Russian Football Union (RFU) will name the candidates to take charge of their national side as speculation continues over Manchester City's Roberto Mancini.
Reports began to emerge on Saturday that Russia, with the help of oil giants Gazprom, were ready to break the bank to land Mancini.
The RFU was forced to issue a statement on its website over the weekend, denying reports it had already signed a contract with a new coach.
Now they have confirmed that they will announce those under consideration to replace Dick Advocaat, who left the role following Euro 2012.
"Because of numerous reports about the so-called agreed candidates and having former RFU chief (Sergei Fursenko) signing contracts with them, the RFU would like to officially state that at the moment, it has not signed any contracts with any possible candidates," the RFU said.
"Also, on Tuesday, July 10, a list of coaches will be published on the RFU's official website and with whom the RFU will start contract negotiations."
Mancini aside the likes of Fabio Capello, Pep Guardiola and Luciano Spalletti have been linked.