A member of Andriy Shevchenko’s support staff for the Ukrainian national team has claimed that the former striker will coach in Italy or England next.
Shevchenko made 322 appearances for the Rossoneri during his two spells at the club, winning five major honours and scoring 175 goals in the process and becoming a club icon.
Shock reports emerged after Milan’s defeat to Fiorentina earlier in the season that the club were considering a bid to get Sheva to return as head coach, but nothing materialised.
Despite this, there have still been occasional whispers in the media that Shevchenko could cross paths with Milan again, and the 43-year-old once again expressed his love for the Diavolo recently.
Andrea Maldera – a former Milan Match Analyst who is now working with Shevchenko for Ukraine – spoke to Tuttosport about what the future holds for the former No.7.
“After the experience as a national team coach, his objective will be coaching a club,” he said (via MilanNews).
“Whether it’s in Serie A or the Premier League, it doesn’t make a difference to him. He’s a hard worker and impressed me from the start. He wanted me and Mauro Tassotti on his staff four years ago and likes to listen, accepting a different vision of the situation.
“Shevchenko learned a lot from the coaches he worked with and Carlo Ancelotti was a real mentor. He is meticulous in the attention to detail when preparing games and tracking player progress.
“What he shares with Massimiliano Allegri is the ability to read the game, pre-empt what is about to happen, when it’s time to hunker down and defend or go all-out attack. Sheva is a credible figure and the players really trust him, which is fundamental in the modern game.”