Shevchenko says goodbye to Ukraine for expiration of contract.
Coach Andriy Shevchenko, who used a miracle at the UEFA European Championship (Euro 2020), will drop the helm of the Ukrainian national team due to the expiration of his contract.
The Ukrainian Football Association officially announced on the 2nd that “As of July 30, the contract between coach Shevchenko and the coaches who led the Ukrainian national team has expired.”
“In June last year, the association proposed extending the contract with Shevchenko until the end of 2022. Subsequently, the contract was signed with an option to extend an additional year and six months with a one-year extension under mutual agreement.
However, Shevchenko said he wanted to play club football after Euro 2020, and the contract ended.
Finally, the association thanked Shevchenko for his dedication over the past five years.
Ukraine and Shevchenko made it to the quarterfinals in Euro 2020 and finished the tournament with the best results ever,” he said goodbye to Shevchenko.
This summer Ukraine proved its competitive edge on the European stage.
Ukraine, which advanced to the round of 16 tournament following the Netherlands and Austria, beat northern European power Sweden 2-1 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Although he knelt down to England in the quarterfinals, Ukraine received applause from soccer fans all over the world. In particular, it was all the more meaningful because it was accomplished with the country’s legendary coach Shevchenko.
Shevchenko, who spent his heyday with AC Milan as a player, announced his retirement in 2012 after Dinamo Kiev.
Since then, he started his leadership career as a coach of the Ukrainian national team in 2016, and immediately promoted to manager and took the helm.
Shevchenko successfully completed his first career by leading Ukraine to advance to the quarterfinals of the Euro following the promotion to the UEFA Nations League Group A.
According to the association’s announcement, Shevchenko is expected to take charge of the club team after laying down Ukraine’s baton.
As he has no experience in directing the club yet, he is expected to become the head coach of his own Ukrainian league or lower-ranked club.