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Second Metalurh spell for Sevidov

Oleksandr Sevidov will coach FC Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine for a second time, replacing Vitaly Shevchenko.

Caretaker spell
The 35-year-old had previously been employed as caretaker coach of the 2005/06 Ukrainian UEFA Cup contenders, leading them to a third-placed finish at the end of the 2002/03 season. Sevidov started the following campaign as assistant to Dutchman Willem Vrosch but stood down in March 2004.

Sole command
He subsequently took the helm of FC Stal Dniprodzerzhinsk, whom he guided to promotion to Ukraine's second division. Sevidov then helped Stal consolidate their position in that league in the 2004/05 season, before deciding to replace Russian coach Shevchenko following his departure from Donetsk last week.

Insecure post
The Metalurh hot seat is an insecure one, having been occupied by six coaches over the last two and a half years. Semen Altman, Sevidov, Vrosch, Ton Kaanen, Slavoljub Muslin and Shevchenko have all come and gone.