Russia misses deadline to pay coach Fabio Capello

Tuesday January 20th, 2015

The Russian Football Union has missed the latest deadline to pay coach Fabio Capello, the Associated Press reports.

The deadline of Monday, Jan. 19 was set and the national coach still has not received his salary. 

Capello, the former Juventus and England manager, is due seven months of unpaid wages. The Russian Federal Labor and Employment Agency did not note anything about a court case in the statement they released, however, they did say they will conduct an investigation into the matter. 

UEFA president Michel Platini and FIFA executive committee member Vitaly Mutko have each criticized the Russian Football Union in the past week for not paying Capello.

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After spending time as the manager of England from 2007 through 2012, Capello took the post as the manager of Russia in July of 2012. Since then, he has collected a record of 15-10-4. His current contract with the country runs through 2018 when Russia will be the host country for the FIFA World Cup. 

Last October, when pressed about the issue and working for free, Capello said that his patience was wearing thin

"I'm getting close to the limit. I'm somewhere near."

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