Officially: Alexander Petrakov headed the Ukrainian national football team
The decision was supported by all members of the executive committee of the UAF.
The national football team of Ukraine was headed by Alexander Petrakov. However, while as acting head coach, Chronicle.info reports with reference to Channel 24.
The corresponding decision was made by the executive committee of the UAF – Ukrainian Football Association. This was announced on Facebook by the head of the organization Andriy Pavelko.
The team was headed by Oleksandr Petrakov, – Pavelko
The Executive Committee of the Ukrainian Football Association decided to appoint the acting head coach of the Ukrainian national football team Oleksandr Petrakov.
Alexander Vasilyevich is a world-renowned specialist, has a high prestige among our football community and the necessary knowledge and experience in order to lead the country's main team at this stage,
– Andrey Pavelko wrote.
< p>According to him, Petrakov received the unanimous support of the members of the executive committee. Which is not surprising, because it was he who led the Ukrainian national U-20 team to victory at the 2019 FIFA World Cup.
Briefly about Shevchenko's resignation and the choice of a new coach for the national team
- Andriy Shevchenko's contract was supposed to end only at the end of 2022, after the end of the World Cup in Qatar. However, the unexpected happened – on July 31, Shevchenko announced that he was saying goodbye to the national team.
- The UAF subsequently confirmed this information. Sergei Rebrov became the main candidate for the post, but the contract with Al-Ain interfered.
- The names of Miron Markevich and Alexander Petrakov also appeared among the candidates. As a result, the UAF settled on the latter.
Text of Andrey Pavelko's Facebook post:
Alexander Petrakov, world champion 2019 with the U-20 national team, will prepare the national team for further performances in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in the status of acting head coach. This decision was made by the executive committee of the Ukrainian Football Association.
Oleksandr Vasilievich is a world-renowned specialist, has a high prestige among our football community and the necessary knowledge and experience in order to lead the main team of the country. & nbsp; Therefore, it deservedly received the unanimous support of the members of the executive committee.
Congratulations to Alexander Vasilyevich and I wish you productive work!