Redknapp among Russia's lucky 13

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Harry Redknapp joins 12 others on a shortlist of candidates for the Russia manager's job
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Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is on the shortlist to become the new Russia manager.

The country's football federation has taken the unusual step of making public the list of people they will approach about the post vacated by Dick Advocaat following Euro 2012.

And Redknapp joins ex-England head coach Fabio Capello and former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez on a 13-man list that also includes Pep Guardiola and several homegrown managers.

A statement from the Russian Football Union read: "The Russian Football Union officially informs that the organization plans to ... speak about the appointment of the head coach of the Russian national team with the following people: Rafael Benitez, Byshovets, Marcelo Bielsa, Valery Gazzaev, Josep Guardiola, Fabio Capello, Andrei Kobelev, Yuri Krasnozhan, Marcello Lippi, Valery Nepomniaschy, Nikolai Pisarev, Harry Redknapp, Yuri Semin."

Capello has openly admitted he would be keen to discuss the position, while Roberto Mancini was offered terms last week but chose to commit his future to Manchester City with a new five-year deal.

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