The Russian Football Union (RFU) have again confirmed that Fabio Capello will become their new coach, despite it emerging that he has yet to sign a contract.
The RFU announced earlier this week that they had persuaded the former England boss to become their new manager.
Previous boss Dick Advocaat left the post after Euro 2012 to join PSV, a decision he had taken before their disappointing group stage exit in Poland and Ukraine.
The Russian media reported Capello would earn up to 10 million euros a year upon signing a contract through to the 2014 World Cup, with the possibility of extending it for another two years.
The 66-year-old has yet to put pen-to-paper on the deal, but is expected to arrive in Moscow on Friday to rubber stamp the move.
"Though Capello has not signed a contract yet, a principal agreement with the Italian had been reached and de-facto he has become Russia coach," the RFU said in a statement.
Speaking to the Russian media, acting RFU chief Nikita Simonyan added: "He is coming tomorrow afternoon [Friday] and on Saturday he'll watch the (Russian Premier League) match involving CSKA Moscow.
"Then the following day, he's going to St Petersburg to watch (Russian champions) Zenit."