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Ukraine decide against renewing Mykhaylychenko deal

December 23, 2009
By Reuters
Ukraine have not renewed the contract of coach Olexiy Mykhaylychenko after the national team failed to qualify for next year's World Cup in South Africa.

"Mykhaylychenko had a contract until November 30. We have no new contract with him," a federation spokesman said.

Ukraine FA President Hryhory Surkis said last month he wanted Romanian Mircea Lucescu, the coach of UEFA Cup winners Shakhtar Donetsk, to replace Mykhaylychenko. He said he would consult Shakhtar's billionaire owner ...

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