Date of birth: 19 September 1948
Playing career: FC Spartak Sumy, FC Zorya Luhansk, FC Dynamo Kyiv
Coaching career: FC Frunzenets Sumy, FC Desna Chernihiv, FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih, FC Guria Lanchkhuti, FC Rashid Baghdad, FC Avtomobilist Sumy, FC Dynamo Kyiv, FC Veres Rivne, Guinea, FC CSKA Kyiv, FC Metalist Kharkiv (three times), SC Tavriya Simferopol, FC Salyut Belgorod, Ukraine
• An integral part of the famous Dynamo Kyiv side of the 1970s, the defender lifted three Soviet league titles, three domestic cups, the 1975 European Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup, as the Ukrainian outfit established themselves as a major European force.
• Earned 24 caps for the USSR between 1972 and 1976, and was a key member of the team during qualifying for the 1976 UEFA European Championship, who were defeated by eventual winners Czechoslovakia at the quarter-final stage.
• First moved into coaching in 1979 with Frunzenets Sumy, working in Ukraine, Georgia and Iraq, before taking over at old club Dynamo Kyiv in 1993 and helping them to a Ukrainian league and cup double during his only season in charge.
• Enjoyed a first taste of international management when taking the helm of Guinea, but swiftly returned to the domestic game. Had three separate stints at Metalist Kharkiv between 1996 and 2005, and also took CSKA Kyiv to the Ukrainian Cup final, only to fall to FC Shakhtar Donetsk.
• Spells at Tavriya Simferopol and Russian side Salyut Belgorod followed, before he was called upon by the national federation to take permanent control of Ukraine after Oleh Blokhin stepped down following UEFA EURO 2012. Helped his country to a play-off place in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying; despite a 2-0 first-leg success against France, Ukraine fell 3-2 on aggregate to miss out on Brazil, but did overcome Slovenia in the play-offs to make UEFA EURO 2016.
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