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Gazzaev hands in Dynamo resignation

Published: Friday 1 October 2010, 15.06CET
Oleh Luzhny will lead FC Dynamo Kyiv in Sunday's Ukrainian Premier League encounter with title rivals FC Shakhtar Donetsk after Valeri Gazzaev resigned.
Gazzaev hands in Dynamo resignation
Valeri Gazzaev (second right) has left Dynamo with Oleh Luzhny (right) taking the reins ©Oleksandr Zadiraka
Published: Friday 1 October 2010, 15.06CET

Gazzaev hands in Dynamo resignation

Oleh Luzhny will lead FC Dynamo Kyiv in Sunday's Ukrainian Premier League encounter with title rivals FC Shakhtar Donetsk after Valeri Gazzaev resigned.

Valeri Gazzaev has resigned as coach of FC Dynamo Kyiv less than 24 hours after the Ukrainian club lost 2-0 to UEFA Europa League rivals FC Sheriff in Moldova.

A statement on the Dynamo website said: "The club president [Igor Surkis] has thanked the coach for his efforts and wished him luck for the rest of his career." The 56-year-old, who guided the capital outfit to the 2009 Ukrainian Super Cup after taking over in July last year, initially tendered his resignation following a 2-2 home draw with FC BATE Borisov on Matchday 1 last month, only for Surkis to persuade him to remain.

Gazzaev leaves the White and Blues bottom of Group E but in second place in the Ukrainian Premier League, two points behind Sunday's opponents FC Shakhtar Donetsk. Oleh Luzhny, who made 240 league appearances for Dynamo as a defender, will be in charge for the trip to the Donbass Arena. AZ Alkmaar provide Dynamo's next European opposition on 21 October.

Last updated: 01/10/10 23.14CET

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