Andriy Shevchenko leaves his role as Ukraine’s trainer

Andriy Shevchenko leaves his role as Ukraine’s manager just weeks after leading his country to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals

  • Andriy Shevchenko confirmed his departure as manager via Instagram post
  • Shevchenko was appointed boss in July 2016 and was put in charge of 52 games
  • The 44-year-old made 111 appearances and scored 48 goals for Ukraine

Andriy Shevchenko has left his role as Ukraine’s manager just weeks after leading his country to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.

The 44-year-old was appointed manager of the Ukrainian national team in July 2016 and has led a total of 52 games, including five at this summer’s European Championship.

The former AC Milan and Chelsea attacker announced his departure via an Instagram post published earlier today.

Andriy Shevchenko has left his role as manager of the Ukrainian national team

Shevchenko was in charge for five years, guiding Ukraine to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020

Shevchenko was in charge for five years, guiding Ukraine to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020

“Today my contract with the Ukrainian Football Association expired,” he confirmed.

Shevchenko, who made 111 appearances for Ukraine and scored 48 goals between 1995 and 2012, enjoyed a glittering career spent mainly at Dynamo Kyiv, where he won five Ukrainian titles.

In 2004, he joined Italian giant AC Milan and enjoyed further success by winning the Champions League in 02/03 and the Serie A title the following season.

Shevchenko won Serie A and Champions League during his time at AC Milan

Shevchenko won Serie A and Champions League during his time at AC Milan

He then went to Chelsea, but his time in West London was a little less memorable; Shevchenko scored just 22 goals in two seasons before returning to Milan for the 08/09 season.

However, he failed to regain his previous form at the San Siro and returned to Stamford Bridge for the final season of his contract.

Shevchenko then returned to the former club Dynamo Kyiv and retired from football in 2012.

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