Fomenko takes charge of Ukraine

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Mykhailo Fomenko has been appointed as national coach of Ukraine on a one year contract with the option of a further two depending on results.

The 64-year-old, who won 24 caps for the Soviet Union, was chosen over former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and was a unanimous choice by the country’s football federation.

Fomenko played for Dynamo Kiev as defender in the 1970s and has managed a number of Ukrainian clubs including Metalist Kharkiv.

Fomenko replaces Oleg Blokhin at the helm of the national side after the latter resigned in late September following the country’s poor showing at Euro2012, which they co-hosted with Poland in the summer.

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