Capello linked with move to CSL

The 2018/19 Bundesliga Team of the Season

Former Real Madrid and AC Milan manager Fabio Capello could be heading to China after reports that he is being lined up by Jiangsu Suning.

Jiangsu are on the lookout for a new boss after South Korea’s Choi Yong-Soo resigned from the CSL club last week.

They were expected to appoint former Fiorentina and Swansea boss Paulo Sousa, although those negotiations appear to have fallen through.

But widespread reports in Italy have suggested that Capello has emerged as an alternative and he has accepted the offer to join Jiangsu.

The ex-England manager boasts a stunning CV of Serie A, La Liga and Champions League success, although the 70-year-old has been out of the dug-out since leaving his position in charge of Russia two years ago.

Talk in Italy has suggested that Capello could be assisted at Jiangsu by 2006 World Cup winner Gianluca Zambrotta and ex-Milan caretaker boss Cristian Brocchi.

Jiangsu are currently struggling near the bottom of the CSL and were eliminated by Shanghai SIPG in the first knockout stage of the AFC Champions League.