Ukraine extend Blokhin contract until 2014

Updated: 22 February 2012 16:01 IST

Oleg Blokhin will remain as Ukraine's coach even after the Euro 2012 competition and be in charge for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, the Ukraiane Football Federation announced on Wednesday.

Kiev:

Oleg Blokhin will remain as Ukraine's coach even after the Euro 2012 competition and be in charge for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, the Ukraiane Football Federation announced on Wednesday.

The 59-year-old, who was a star striker with the former Soviet Union, was in charge of Ukraine at the 2006 World Cup finals when they reached the quarter-finals.

His current contract was due to run out after the Euro 2012 which Ukraine jointly host with Poland.

But the new deal means he will have another three years at the helm going on to Brazil in the summer of 2014 if Ukraine make it through the qualifiers.

Topics : Football Ukraine Alou Diarra Lech Poznan
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