Stepan PAK, “FACTS”
Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu, who, on 23 July, was appointed head coach of Kiev “Dynamo” has decided to refuse to work in the Ukrainian club because of the atmosphere of hostility that accompanied his transition (we will remind that earlier it is 12 years, coached Shakhtar Donetsk).
“Unfortunately, I decided to abandon the possible cooperation with the “Dynamo”, — reads the statement of Mircea Lucescu, published in the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor. — Thankful to the family of Surkis for the trust and made an offer. But I will not be able to work in an atmosphere of hostility, especially from the ultras, whose support is so needed by the team.
I’ve never been a coward and took sports challenges. As a proof — passages from Galatasaray to Besiktas or Dinamo Bucharest in rapid. Fans of these clubs also have a serious hatred. But they were able to accept me with open arms. I was able with their support to win titles in those countries.
I can’t accept their fans who act against the interests of the club. I think it’s time changes that would cause competition, enthusiasm, motivation, and would have returned the team to the level that dictate the traditions and history of the club.
My move to the “Dinamo” has no relation to the salary. Money is the last thing I was interested in.
I wanted to return to football in Ukraine, where I had the greatest time. In this atmosphere of unpredictable and exciting football. I did it with enthusiasm and confidence in the potential of young Ukrainian players, many of whom play for the national teams.
I wanted to compete, as many years ago to electrify the crowd. Ukraine deserves”.
We will remind that on July 29, Mircea Lucescu, has won 32 career titles, will be 75 years old.
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that Oleg Blokhin called the appointment of Mircea Lucescu, the coach of “Dynamo” a slap in the face.
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