Yuri GROMOV, “FACTS”
38-year-old ex-player of Shakhtar and the Croatia national team Darijo Srna after his retirement became the assistant coach of “miners” Luis Castro, got a new position at the Donetsk club.
Dario, who played for Shakhtar for 15 years, from 2003 to 2018, became the Director of club soccer. According to the official website of “miners”, among the tasks of Dario in a new position to develop young players, adaptation of foreign players integration of Academy graduates into the first team, participate in the discussion of the transfers, according to the club’s philosophy and style of play of Shakhtar from the Academy to the first team.
“The position is very serious. The most important thing I’ll be on the field. Because I’m not the man the office, and all his life was on the football field. Love to feel the team, feel trainer. Over the past year I have learned a lot from Mr. Castro, and thank him for the opportunity to help the team. And my role is always the same — to help Shakhtar, to help develop young players and try to make the team play beautiful attacking football, “—commented on his appointment Croat.
“This season was kind of a trial for Dario — not the player. We all cared for him, watched him work. It all turned out very well! We all understand that he is a legend of the club. All the players in the team belong to Dario with great respect for young players, he did an idol. His persona today is important in the team. The decision to appoint Dario Director of football justifies his work, influence and help Shakhtar. Its main goal is to be within the life of the team. To understand all the processes — training and operating. Be a liaison between club management, coaching staff, team President. It is also very important because communication in our lives affects many aspects. How do you communitywise, so later decisions will be made. This is one side. Other involvement in the transfer policy of the club, its discussion. Also Academy. We must understand the training process and training of our children is according to the style and philosophy of the club, and she, in turn, dictated by the philosophy of the first team and its football. One of the main aspects of adaptation of young players in the first team came from the Academy and those we acquired, “he shared details of the appointment of the legendary former player of the club General Director of “Shakhtar” Sergei Palkin.
Darijo Srna with the Director General “Shakhtar” Sergei Palkin
Note that this is not the first mate, who is leaving the coaching staff Luis Castro. The Pitmen’s head coach has confirmed that his assistant Philip of Selika at the end of the season will go to work in Lisbon “sporting”. The name of the changer Selicha 58-year-old yet refuses to name, noting only that it will also be from Portugal.
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that “Shakhtar” celebrated the League title early with champagne and wild dancing right in the locker room of the NSC “Olympic”.