Shakhtar will start the new season under the guidance of a Croatian specialist

Igor Jovicevich will replace Roberto De Zerbi as the Pitmen’s head coach.

Igor Jovichevich / photo SC Dnepr-1

Croatian specialist Igor Jovicevich, who is now the head of Dnepr-1, will soon take over the Donetsk “Miner”.

About it informs Ukrainian football journalist Roman Bebekh in his Telegram channel.

“Igor Yovichevich will head Shakhtar Donetsk by 99.9%!

The Champions League is the main argument. We are waiting for official information,” the message says.

It is possible that Shakhtar director of football Darijo Srna from Croatia helped the appointment.

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Roberto De Zerbi is expected to replace Jovicevic, who is likely to leave the club due to the war. The Pitmen are gradually selling off their legionnaires and will bet on Ukrainian players next season.

Recall Shakhtar will play in the group stage Champions League 2022/2023. This happened thanks to Liverpool’s passage to the final current tournament and removal of Russian teams from European competitions.

Igor Jovicevich: career

  • 48-year-old Croatian Igor Jovicevich has been working with Dnipro-1 since the fall of 2020.
  • In the 2021/22 season, the team under his leadership took 3rd place, and although the championship was not over, Dnipro-1 received the right to play in the Europa League qualification, guaranteeing a European Cup autumn.
  • In Ukraine, Jovičević also worked with Karpaty Lviv.
  • In addition, the Croatian led the Slovenian “Cele” and Dinamo Zagreb from Croatia.

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