Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin has been appointed as the new boss of Dynamo Kiev
Last Updated: September 25, 2012 3:26pm
Oleg Blokhin: New coach of Dynamo Kiev
Dynamo Kiev have appointed Ukraine manager Oleg Blokhin as their new head coach.
Blokhin, a legend in Ukraine, said he would still lead the national team in their next two World Cup qualifiers.
Dynamo sacked coach Yuri Semin on Monday after losing four of their last five games including a 4-1 thrashing by Paris St Germain in their Champions League opener earlier this month.
A defeat to their rivals Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Cup was the final straw.
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 Championships where they were eliminated in the group stage.
Blokhin will take charge of Ukraine for the next two World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Montenegro next month but it remains to be seen whether he will stay in the national job after that.