KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine's football federation chief has offered the national team coaching job to Andriy Shevchenko, who retired from playing this summer after a stellar career.
The offer by Anatoliy Konkov was announced on the federation's website on Monday. Shevchenko could not be reached for comment.
In 18 years as a top pro, Shevchenko played for Dynamo Kiev, AC Milan and Chelsea.
He was integral in winning the 2002-03 Champions League trophy for Milan, and also captured domestic titles in Ukraine, Italy and England. He also captained Ukraine to the World Cup quarterfinals in 2006.
He retired from playing after this summer's European Championship, which were co-hosted by Ukraine. He announced he was entering politics, but failed to win a seat in national parliament elections last month.