Ukrainian legend Andriy Shevchenko has been appointed the new Ukraine manager, ascending to the position after serving as the assistant to Mykhaylo Fomenko.
The 39-year-old former striker, who won 111 caps, replaces Fomenko, whose four-year spell ended with elimination at the group stage of Euro 2016 championships after losing all of their matches; against Germany, Northern Ireland and Poland.
Shevchenko, a former AC Milan, Chelsea and Dynamo Kyiv player, who retired in 2012, has never before worked as a manager. He is Ukraine’s record scorer with 48 goals.
He has signed a two-year contract with the possibility of another two-year extension.
Former Italy defender Mauro Tassotti, who was assistant coach when Shevchenko was at Milan, will join his coaching staff, as will former Dynamo coach Raul Riancho.