Andriy Shevchenko “aims for UK coaching role and put Celtic on high alert”
Former Chelsea star Andriy Shevchenko “wants UK coaching role and put Celtic on high alert” as he searches for his next project after leading Ukraine to Euro quarter-finals 2020
- Ex-Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko wants UK coaching job
- He led Ukraine to Euro 2020 quarterfinals but resigned from international post
- Now it is said he has ‘got the feelers’ and could be a target for Celtic
- Ange Postecoglu under fire after a disappointing start to the season
Celtic are on red alert after Andriy Shevchenko surveyed British clubs for his next management post, according to reports.
The former Chelsea striker took his first management steps with the Ukraine national team and turned heads with his impressive job leading them to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals this summer, before stepping down of his post.
Shevchenko has now “rejected fire” in hopes of landing a major role and could be a target for Celtic if boss under fire, Ange Postecoglu, continues to underperform, the Sun reports.
Andriy Shevchenko could be a candidate to replace Celtic boss under fire Angel Postecoglu (R)
The 45-year-old has made a name for himself with AC Milan but will be known to English football fans since his three years with Chelsea – and now he is reportedly preparing a return home with his agency at work to find him a role . .
He has already had a handful of interviews this summer without being offered a job, according to the report, but is hoping his star name will help him secure his first club leadership post after five years with the Ukraine.
Celtic could be eyeing Shevchenko after a disturbing start to Postecoglu’s reign which saw the team lose seven times – including a 4-0 hammering by Bayer Leverkusen – and they are sixth in the Scottish Premiership table.
Postecoglu was named late in the preseason and was not the first choice to take over
Ex-Chelsea striker impressed Ukraine and took them to Euro 2020 quarterfinals
The Australian was far from the first choice at Celtic Park and has arrived close to the start of the season. He called their Europa League game against Leverkusen “unacceptable” and said the defeat was self-inflicted.
“It’s disappointing,” he said. âIn many ways, we created some of the problems for ourselves. âWe had incredible opportunities. It’s a good team with quality players and they seized their opportunities but we also helped them by making mistakes and giving them the advantage.
âIt shouldn’t have been a 4-0 game. We fell at the end for lack of discipline and that is unacceptable.
Shevchenko’s management team has ‘turned down the fire’ and he is looking for a job in the UK
Shevchenko – who has played 77 times for Chelsea and won the Champions League with AC Milan – took over the job in Ukraine in 2016 after briefly serving as deputy manager and guiding them towards Euro qualification. .
Although they lost twice in their group to finish third – a win over North Macedonia was enough to put them in the round of 16 – they won 2-1 against Sweden.
But they were simply outscored by England in the last eight, with their side defeating Rome 4-0 with Harry Kane scoring a brace.