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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Shevchenko turns down Ukraine

Former Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko has turned down an offer to manage the national team, he said on Monday.

"I believe that today leading the national team of Ukraine is a somewhat premature step for me," Shevchenko, the record marksman for his country with 48 goals in 111 appearances, said in a statement published on the Ukrainian Football Federation's web site.

"I hope the leadership of the Football Federation will understand my decision," he added.

Last week Ukraine football supremo Konkov offered Shevchenko the post.

- Reuters

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