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Andriy Shevchenko: From Hero to Hero

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Started on 5 December 2012 by Glenn T
Latest Reply on 21 December 2012 by Glenn T
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The Fans

Andriy Shevchenko's recent drama with the board at Queens Park Rangers, and his public desire to link up with Manchester United, have not gone unnoticed by fans.

After the promising Ukrainian manager issued a public apology to fans, players, and the board, a spokesperson for the fans has come out in public to discuss Shevchenko.

Jason Riley, who is said spokesperson and runs several respectable Queens Park Rangers fan forums and websites, has publicly criticised his club's manager and stated that he speaks for every fan. Despite the manager's apology, it seems the fans have not quite accepted it yet unlike the board.

"It is unacceptable that Shevchenko found the need to make public suggestions that he was keen on joining Manchester United," said Riley. "We understand that it is a media leak, but instead of immediately quashing rumours, Shevchenko proceeded to intensify them. In my opinion, managers who are unfaithful and not interested in the club any longer should not further his stay at the club. I think it would be best for all parties if Shevchenko resigned from his post, instead of continuing in his role as QPR manager."

When quizzed about who he would like as a manager, Riley immediately selected former Everton manager David Moyes, who was sacked at the end of the season after overseeing a terrible season for the Toffees which saw them finish in 16th place, four places lower than where QPR finished. "David Moyes would be a brilliant manager to have. He has so much experience and has done miracles with Everton despite them being terrible last season. I think he would do us a world of good."
2012-12-17 18:16#72668 MarkKolatowicz12 : tough season in the league m8, was a good run in the Europa aswell, hope you get your move to a club with european football or that you can make qpr a regular european name

Think I'm going to go with the latter, the fans are not happy with me now though :P


Andriy Shevchenko has come out in public again, this time to deny interest in any job and to state his commitment to Queens Park Rangers.

With the Roma and Aston Villa hot seats vacant, both clubs are keen to look towards Shevchenko after his row with the Rs board, casting doubt over his future at Loftus Road. Despite Shevchenko already issuing an apology, the fans are still not happy with him and both Roma & Aston Villa have been reported to want to offer the 37-year-old an escape route.

However, Shevchenko has come out in public again, this time to confirm both clubs' interest in him, but also to deny any desire of wanting to leave.


Michael Owen and Andy Johnson have both been released from the club, and both were planning to retire anyway.

Their release, along with a few other players in the Reserves squad, helped me get rid of some of the deadwood at the club. Michael had been impressive and looked like solid backup but in recent games he had been very much shit. Andy Johnson was signed by Mark Hughes just before I joined Queens Park Rangers, and he never got a game. Heck, I had players like Djibril, Bobby Zamora, and later Adam Campbell at the club. There was no room for Andy Johnson, and he occasionally starred for the Reserves. He didn't seem to mind though.

Anyway, I'm glad they are gone, because Johnson's salary was way too high for someone that sat around doing nothing for the first-team.

I would have loved to let them stay on at the club in non-playing roles, but neither are keen to stay, although Michael says he is keen on being a coach elsewhere, just not here. Andy also wanted to be a Director of Football, but we already had a competent one here. I wasn't going to sack Mike to make room for Andy.

In a week or so I should have finalized a few transfers, and I can't wait.

The World Cup

Not that it affects me very much, considering my country Ukraine didn't make it far, but Argentina have lifted the World Cup on Brazil ground. Interesting.


In just little over a week, QPR boss Andriy Shevchenko has overseen five transfers out and five transfers in. Today, Sky Sports will run you through every single one of them.




Andriy Shevchenko has declared interest in a different job again, but this time in an international post.

Shevchenko came close to being manager of Ukraine once, after he retired from football.

Now, the young manager has publicly declared that he is keen on joining the international stage, but also insists he has no plans on leaving Queens Park Rangers.

"I feel that, at my age, I can balance both club and country," Shevchenko remarked. When asked about the possibilities of managing Ukraine in the future, the former striker said, "It is definitely a possibility, but for now the Ukraine job is not available so I will not be thinking of that. Besides, I think Oleg Blokhin (Ukraine manager) is doing a fantastic job."

Currently, the only international job available is the Republic of Ireland, after the recent retirement of Giovanni Trappattoni, and Shevchenko has stated he would be interested in "any European team that will take me".
Glenn T's avatar Group Glenn T
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New Job

BREAKING: The Republic of Ireland have appointed Andriy Shevchenko as national team manager.

37-year-old Shevchenko's appointment has shocked Ireland fans, who had expected an Irish manager. Nevertheless, there are people that are taking kindly to Shevchenko's appointment.

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson (@D_gibson4) has taken to Twitter to voice his thoughts about his new national team manager. "Can't believe it, we got Shevchenko on as manager! he does dang good stuff at #QPR i cant wait to work with him #legend #excited"

Los Angeles Galaxy striker & captain of the national team Robbie Keane (@RobbieKeaneLA) has also tweeted: "Everyone on the Ireland team wanna give a warm welcome to Shevchenko. good player good manager. welcome on board mate"

Shevchenko's first game in charge of Ireland will be a friendly against Turkey next month.
Glenn T's avatar Group Glenn T
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Full Name: Republic of Ireland national football team
Capital City: Dublin
Nicknames: The Boys in Green
Ground: Aviva Stadium (Capacity: 51,700)
Association: Football Association of Ireland (FAI)
Confederation: UEFA (Europe)
Manager: Andriy Shevchenko
World Ranking: 25th

The Boys in Green

hope you can bring some success to the mighty Irish!!
Paul McShane, Anthony Gerrard, Keith Fahey, Keith Andrews, James McLean and Glenn Whelan are all smashing players for Ireland!

2012-12-18 01:21#72718 smcann77 : hope you can bring some success to the mighty Irish!!

I will ;)

2012-12-18 04:44#72773 The FM Rookie : Paul McShane, Anthony Gerrard, Keith Fahey, Keith Andrews, James McLean and Glenn Whelan are all smashing players for Ireland!

Unfortunately none of them are in the Irish team anymore :/
Glenn T's avatar Group Glenn T
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The Staff in Green

The first things I have set about doing is my backroom team at the Republic of Ireland. I was obviously surprised that the only staff we had was one goalkeeping coach, Pat Bonner. Pat told me I was free to hire anybody I liked, so I set about doing it. Mark agreed to be my assistant manager for Ireland as well, and Clive Allen, part of the backroom team at Loftus Road also agreed to join me as a coach. Former Chelsea physio Eva Carneiro also expressed interest in the job after I put out an advert, and I thought maybe she could motivate the players a bit.

The staff in charge of the youth teams have more of an Irish feel, well, somewhat. Formerly a manager of Ajax's youth team, Dutchman Gery Vink is our new U21 team manager, while Welshman Nathan Jones is U20 manager.

Kevin Doobison, an assistant manager for my Queens Park Rangers Under-18s team, will also act as assistant manager to Gery Vink's Ireland U21 team. Irishman David Forde will also serve his country as U21 goalkeeping coach.

Ireland legends Damien Duff and Shay Given also join the backroom team, with Duff as acting U19 manager at the moment until we find a suitable man to take over the role. When we do, Damien will take a new role as U19 assistant manager, and will work closely with Shay who is the new U19 goalkeeping coach.

Glenn T's avatar Group Glenn T
11 yearsEdited

Friendly: The Squad vs Turkey

Keiren Westwood (Sunderland)
Joe Murphy (Coventry)
Stephen Henderson (West Ham)

Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa)
Seamus Coleman (Tottenham)
Kevin Foley (Wolvehampton)
John O'Shea (Wigan)
Alex Pearce (Swansea)
Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton)
Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton)

Darron Gibson (Everton)
Jeff Hendrick (Derby)
Alan Judge (Dundee United)
Liam Lawrence (PAOK Salonika)
James McCarthy (Southampton)
James McClean (Sunderland)
Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow)
Anthony Pilkington (Norwich)
Glenn Whelan (Wigan)

Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest)
Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton)
Shane Long (West Bromwich)
Anthony Stokes (Celtic)

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