Dynamo Kiev hire Ukraine coach Blokhin

Dynamo Kiev have appointed Ukraine manager Oleg Blokhin as head coach, the club said in a statement, adding he would still lead the national team in their next two World Cup qualifiers.

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Oleg Blokhin

Dynamo sacked coach Yuri Semin on Monday after losing four of their last five games, including a 4-1 thrashing by Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League opener earlier this month and a defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Cup.

Blokhin, 59, was a striker for Dynamo in the Soviet era. He took over the national team just months before Ukraine co-hosted June's European Championship where they were eliminated from a group which also featured England, France and Sweden.

Blokhin will job-share for the time being and will still be in charge of Ukraine for the next two World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Montenegro next month.

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