Andrei Shevchenko has stepped down as Ukraine’s senior coach. The legend has announced it today in a statement through his social networks. “Today I end my contract with the Ukrainian Football Association, I spent five years with the Ukrainian national team. It was hard work that showed that we are capable of playing modern football. I am grateful to the president and executive committee of the Ukrainian Football Association for the opportunity they gave me the opportunity to work with the national team. I am also grateful to all the players and all the people who helped and were involved in the team. I thank all the fans for their support and criticism. Together we have shown that our football can be competitive again, “he wrote.
Today, my contract with the Ukrainian Football Association came to the end. I spent five years with the National team. It was hard work that proved that we are capable of playing modern football. I am grateful … https://t.co/sEOi4Yfskp 🇺🇦💛💙 pic.twitter.com/eq6NhU5wfZ
– Andriy Shevchenko (@ jksheva7) August 1, 2021
The intention of the former Milan and Chelsea player, among others, is now to focus on a career as a club manager. A step that still needs to be taken. Ukraine fell in the quarterfinals of the last European Championship against England (4-0), but the team left a good image in the tournament and precisely in England rumors have already begun to appear about his possible arrival to a Premier bench. Shevchenko took over his team in 2016 and has had a good cycle. Now that stage is closed and he is already looking at new challenges as a team coach.