Ukraine want Shevchenko as new coach


Andriy Shevchenko has been offered the position of Ukraine head coach, the country’s football federation have announced.

The former Milan and Chelsea striker ended his glittering 18-year playing career in July and had spoken of his desire to go into politics, but the Ukrainian federation (FFU) has decided that they want the 36-year-old to lead their national team after Oleh Blokhin left to take over Dynamo Kyiv.

“President of the Football Federation of Ukraine Anatoliy Konkov has decided to invite Andriy Shevchenko to take the post of head coach,” read their statement.

Shevchenko is Ukraines all-time top scorer, with 56 goals in 111 appearances. He captained his country on 56 occasions.

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