Rinat Akhmetov held a meeting with head coach

Tuesday, May 31, 2016



On May 31, Kyiv hosted a meeting between the president of FC Shakhtar and Paulo Fonseca. Rinat Akhmetov welcomed the new head coach and gave him a personalised Shakhtar shirt

- First of all, I want to say that FC Shakhtar has an important day today, - pointed out the president. - Paulo Fonseca has become the coach of our team. And I am very happy with this decision. Why the choice fell on Paulo? Because he is a young, ambitious and highly qualified specialist, who, I am sure, will do his best to make the fans proud of their team. Paulo needs Shakhtar and Shakhtar needs Paulo. Yes, that’s the young blood Shakhtar needs. And I am convinced that we will all be proud of this choice.

In turn, Fonseca shared his impressions from the conversation with Rinat Akhmetov and voiced Shakhtar’s major objectives with him at the helm.

- Our most important goal that we discussed with the president is, of course, winning! That’s always in the first place, - stressed Paulo. – Second, we have to show some spectacular attacking football which will please our fans. We want to build an absolutely dominant team who have control of the ball, who know how to please their fans with scoring goals and with numerous trophies.