Ukraine Announce Andriy Shevchenko As Head Coach – Ukraine have announced the appointment of former talisman Andriy Shevchenko as the team’s new head coach.
The appointment is Shevchenko’s first as a manager, and he’d be hoping to win as much as he did as player. The former AC Milan striker replaces Mykhaylo Fomenko, who resigned after failing to win a single game at the 2016 UEFA European Championships.
Shevchenko’s legendary scoring skills saw him win the 2004 Ballon D’Or. He was a prolific scorer at both Milan and Dynamo Kiev, and scored 48 goals in 111 appearances for the national team. He has a host of winners medals to his name, including 5 consecutive league medals with Dynamo Kiev, and the Champions League with AC Milan.
39-year old Shevchenko has already appointed former AC Milan defender Mauro Tassotti as one of his coaches. His contract reportedly expires after the 2018 World Cup, which Russia is hosting.