Shevchenko gives blunt response to rumours linking him with AC Milan job

By Oliver Fisher -

Ukraine national team head coach Andriy Shevchenko has denied reports linking him with taking over as AC Milan boss.

Every since the 4-2 Derby della Madonnina defeat to Inter, speculation appears to have ramped up regarding who could take over from Pioli, who will leave at the end of the season if a top six finish is not achieved.

Tuttosport have reported that Shevchenko is an option being considered by Paolo Maldini and Zvonomir Boban, amid reports from a number of outlets that the duo met with Shevchenko when he visited Milan in September.

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 the ex-striker is determined to lead the Ukraine national team into Euro 2020.

Shevchenko was asked by reporters about his future and more specifically about the rumours linking him with a return to the Rossoneri, and his answer was fairly straightforward.

“What kind of information are you expecting to get from Milan? I will stay with the national team and nothing is being considered here,” he said (via Footboom).

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