Markevych, Surkis sign contract of national football team's chief coach

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April 20, 2010, 8:07 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
President of the Ukrainian Football Federation Hryhoriy Surkis and chief coach of the national football team Myron Markevych signed a personal contract of the team's chief coach on Tuesday, Apr. 20, the federation's press service has reported. During their meeting, Surkis and Markevych spoke of their common desire to clear up in the near future any misunderstandings that have arisen due to attempts by third parties to intervene in the activities of the national football team.

Surkis confirmed his intention to create the necessary conditions to meet the needs of the national team's playing and coaching staff.

As reported, the Ukrainian Football Federation's executive committee appointed Metalist Kharkiv manager Myron Markevych as head coach of Ukraine's national football team and Dynamo-2 Kyiv coach Yuriy Kalitvintsev as his assistant early in February 2010.

Markevych, born 1951, has been an Honored Coach of Ukraine since 1977.

Since 2005, he has served as head coach of Metalist Kharkiv. In the 2006-2007, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons, Metalist won bronze medals in the Ukrainian Premier League under his leadership.
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