Shevchenko steps down from Ukraine job

by | Aug 1, 2021 14:24

Former Milan star Andriy Shevchenko has left the position as CT of Ukraine. ‘I’m grateful’.

The former striker spent the last five years as the Ukraine CT but announced that his stint as the coach of the national team ends today.

Shevchenko, who spent a total of eight years with the Rossoneri across two spells between 1999 and 2006 and then in 2008-09, confirmed his contract has expired.

The former Dynamo Kiev and Chelsea man scored 48 goals in 111 caps for Ukraine and retired as a player in July 2012, after 513 senior games and 250 goals scored during an illustrious career.

The 44-year-old was appointed head coach of the Ukrainian national team in July 2016 and oversaw 52 games, including five games at the European Championship this summer.

Ukraine lost 4-0 to Denmark in the quarter-finals, after beating Sweden 2-1 in the round of 16 and advancing from a group including Austria, North Macedonia and Holland.

“Today, my contract with the Ukrainian Football Association came to an end,” he wrote on Twitter. “I spent five years with the national team.

“It was hard work that proved we are capable of playing modern football. I am grateful…”

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