Fabio Capello’s wages to be paid by Usmanov on Minister’s request

Fabio Capello

Fabio Capello:  On the request of  Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, the  Russian oligarch and billionaire Alsher Usmanov has stepped in to pay the $8m owed to the national football team’s head  coach Fabio Capello and its general manager Oreste Cinquini. “We spoke with Alisher Usmanov for around an hour and managed to get things sorted out,” Mutko told the RBC-Sport agency. “As a citizen of Russia he would also have been embarrassed that we as a country that plans to host the next World Cup could not even pay the head coach.” The two men had not been paid since last June. The Moscow Times