Shevchenko admits desire to coach in Italy after links with AC Milan return

By Oliver Fisher -

Former AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko has talked up his chances of managing in Italy one day, possibly with the Rossoneri.

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.

He established himself as a club legend, and 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.

The rumours persisted for a few days until it became apparent the club were targeting other options, meanwhile Shevchenko is determined to lead the Ukraine national team into Euro 2020.

Shevchenko spoke to Sky Italia reporters at the Euro 2020 group draw, and he did not rule out the idea of managing in Serie A in the future.

“I am satisfied and happy for the qualification, we have achieved good results with excellent performances,” he said (via

“I am confident, I look positively to the future. The goal is to enter the final phase for now, we can play with all of them in my opinion.

“Can Italy win Euro 2020? Certainly yes, they did very well in the qualifications by winning all of their games. Mancini is doing a great job, there is enthusiasm and team spirit in the Azzurri squad. Italy are hungry to win, it’s nice to see this national team at its levels.

“A return to work in Italy? Yes, it’s my second home. Once I’ve finished my engagement with Ukraine, I’d really like to find a team to train in Italy.

“Milan? I’m just saying one thing: forza Milan, always!”

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