Former Chelsea and AC Milan star player Andriy Shevchenko, who managed Ukraine in the just concluded 2020 Euro, has stepped down as the country’s head coach. The 44-year-old was appointed as the head coach of Ukraine in 2016, and he helped Ukraine to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020, where they lost to England 4-0.
Andriy Shevchenko Quits Job with Ukraine After 5-years
According to Shevchenko, he said: “Together, we managed to show that our football can be competitive, productive and exciting.” The former Chelsea man retired from playing in 2012, and he is Ukraine’s record goalscorer with 48 goals in 111 games.
He began his playing career at Dynamo Kyiv before joining AC Milan in 1999, where he won five major trophies, including the Serie A title and Champions League and Ballon d’Or in 2004. Shevchenko joined Chelsea in 2006 for £30m, where he won the FA Cup and League Cup, before returning to Milan for a loan spell in 2008.
He left Stamford Bridge permanently to re-join boyhood club Dynamo Kyiv the following year.