Sun 01 August 2021 | 18:54

Shevchenko left his role as head coach of Ukraine

Andriy Shevchenko decided to step aside following the expiration of his contract, although, he was able to help Ukraine to achieve their best-ever finish at a European Championship.

After five years in charge,

Andriy Shevchenko

decided to step aside from his role as head coach of



The 44-year-old was appointed in July 2016 when he stepped up from his position as an assistant.

After Ukraine missed out on qualification for the 2018 World Cup, Shevchenko was able to take it to the next level and helped his country to the

Euro 2020

finals, where they reached the last eight for the first time in their history.

However, it seems that the legendary former Milan striker has decided to go out on a high note as he announced on Sunday that he is not going to extend his contract.

"Today, my contract with the Ukrainian Football Association came to the [sic] end,"

he posted on Instagram.

"I spent five years with the national team.

"It was hard work that proved that we are capable of playing modern football. I am grateful to the president and the executive committee of the UAF for the opportunity to work with the Ukrainian National team.

"I am thankful to every player, every person who helped and was involved in the team. Many thanks to all the fans for their support and criticism.

"Together, we managed to show that our football can be competitive, productive, and exciting. With faith in Ukraine."

Ukraine were able to advance as one of the best third-placed finishers in the group stage of Euro 2020 and won 2-1 against Sweden. However, their campaign was ended in the next round as they lost 4-0 against England.

source: SportMob

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