Redknapp on Russia's radar

Capello, Guardiola, Benitez, Lippi and Bielsa also on shortlist

Harry Redknapp: Included on Russia's 13-man list of possible coaching candidates

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Harry Redknapp has been named on the 13-man shortlist drawn up by the Russian Football Union (RFU) as it continues its search for a new national coach.

The former Tottenham Hotspur boss is currently out of work after being relieved of his managerial duties at White Hart Lane.

He was strongly linked with a role in international management with England in the wake of Fabio Capello's departure from the Three Lions hot-seat, but saw Roy Hodgson handed that job.

Italian tactician Capello is also on Russia's star-studded list of coaching candidates, and he has expressed an interest in the role.


Pep Guardiola, who stood down as Barcelona boss at the end of last season, former Liverpool and Inter Milan manager Rafael Benitez, Italian World Cup winner Marcello Lippi and Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa are also on the list.

Seven Russian coaches are also under consideration including Anatoly Byshovets, who led the then Soviet Union to gold at the 1988 Olympics, Valery Nepomnyashchy, who guided Cameroon to the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup, and U21 coach Nikolai Pisarev.

"The Russian Football Union plans to hold consultations on appointing the manager with the following specialists," the RFU said in a short statement.

Russia are in need of a new coach after seeing Dick Advocaat step down at the end of their Euro 2012 campaign.