Football: Capello to stay with Russia despite PSG offer

MOSCOW (AFP) - Italian Fabio Capello is expected to stay on in his job as the manager of Russia's national side until at least the 2014 World Cup, Russian officials said on Thursday, despite reportedly receiving an offer to join French big-spenders Paris Saint-Germain.

Former England manager Capello joined the Russian national team in 2012 on a mission to bring it up to world-class standard for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2018 edition which Russia will itself host.

The Russian press said on Thursday that Capello's son and agent Pierfilippo had held negotiations in the French capital on behalf of his father the previous day but that he had failed to reach an agreement with PSG.

"The Russian Football Union (RFU) has a contract with him (Capello) until the end of the 2014 World Cup. The RFU is happy with his work and expects him to serve out the contract until the end," the RFU said in an official statement.

"All the conditions of the current contract are being fulfilled," it added.