“We will make every effort to do that, we will have a friendly match in February and an official match in March. And the coach also needs time just to look around. I understand that there’s not much time… I won’t talk about potential candidates now,” he said in an interview with the Ukrainian Football publication, which was released Tuesday, when asked whether the issue of the team manager will be resolved by the end of the year.
In connection with the speculation in the media around this issue, Konkov agreed with the view that it had been unnecessary to disclose that there had been negotiations with English football manager Harry Redknapp in public.
“Now I understand that it was necessary to keep it all in silence, in secret,” he said.