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Ukraine Legend Shevchenko Takes Dinamo-2 Helm
Ex-Ballon d'Or winner, Andriy Shevchenko, has been named the new manager of the Dinamo Kyiv reserve team, where he began his career.
It was announced this morning that the globally known Andriy Shevchenko will be taking over the post of Dinamo-2 Kyiv for this season and possibly beyond. Shevchenko once played for the very team he is now managing, a start considered as perfect by many managers in his position.
"I have actually tried to sign him for Dinamo-2 before, In the past he wasn't ready- or so he said. It seems like now is the right time for him."
club Chairman, Hryhoriy Surkis, told public at Shevchenko's unveiling. "In all honesty, I did consider him for the first team, but I decided on Oleh Bolkhin instead, as he has more experience."
Ex-Soviet Union international, Oleh Bolkhin, was appointed as manager of the first team only days ago, and it seems he has had no say in Shevchenko's appointment, as when asked about the signing of Shevchenko, he replied with- "No comment."
"This is a very good day for me, and I won't forget it,"
Shevchenko admitted in his first press conference. "I really can't wait until I get in to the season. This is the club I want to be at right now. I have had offers from bigger clubs in Ukraine, but, here is where my journey should start."
Shevchenko has admitted in the past, before he joined Dinamo-2, that he would most likely not go in to management, unless he got an offer from the right club. This morning he went on to say- "I love this club, but, honestly, Dinamo-2 is not the same as Dinamo-1. I want to be there soon, or, another club I love, like Milan."