Fabio Capello has played down reports that he has been approached to take over from Rafael Benitez at Chelsea. The Italian manager is currently in charge of the Russian national side.
With Benitez set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the current season, Capello has been linked with a short-term deal with Premiership club. However, the former England boss denied he had been in talks with owner Roman Abramovich.
He told Radio Anch’io Sport: “No offer has arrived from Abramovich, none of it is true. I’m happy in Russia.”
Capello resigned as England manager in February and accepted the Russia job following Euro 2012. He has guided his new team to four wins from four games in qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Meanwhile, Benitez is concentrating on Thursday’s Europa League clash at Steaua Bucharest, and the upcoming FA Cup quarter-final at Manchester United:
“One game at a time,” he said. “We have to go to Bucharest before we can concentrate on (the United) game.
“Both games are important, but one is just one game and one is two legs.”