Jozef Szabo would put Roberto De Derby in first place.
Jozef Szabo / photo by FootBoom
Former coach of Dynamo Kiev and the Ukrainian national team Jozsef Szabo reacted strangely to the fact that Mircea Lucescu voted the best UPL coach in 2021.
Sabo’s words are quoted Tribuna.com.
The 81-year-old specialist believes that the award should have been presented to Shakhtar head coach Roberto De Zerbi.
“I would put Roberto De Zerby in first place. He won the Ukrainian Super Cup, beating Dynamo, the Pitmen are in first place in the UPL table. I would give Skrypnik the second position. He is a good coach, but De Zerbi is in first place. Lucescu will then be the third. Jovichevich can be placed fourth. Kashtru does not deserve a place in the top 5. He is no longer here, why put him. Ryabokon is still somewhere in the top six every year, “Sabo gave his expert assessment.
Let us remind you that in 2021 Dynamo under the leadership of Lucescu won the championship and the Cup of Ukraine.
Lucescu was named the best coach of the UPL tour six times this year.
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Mircea Lucescu: career at Dynamo
- Lucescu, who headed Shakhtar for 12 years, hosted Dynamo Kiev in the summer of 2020.
- Under his leadership, the Kievites won the Ukrainian Super Cup, for the first time in four years they were able to overcome the Champions League qualification, took third place in their Champions League group, and reached the 1/8 finals in the Europa League playoffs. In April, Dynamo became the champion of Ukraine ahead of schedule, and in May they won the Ukrainian Cup.
- In Dynamo Lucescu became the nine-time champion of Ukraine. He is the first coach to win the championship with both Shakhtar and Dynamo.
- This season, Dynamo took the last place in their Champions League group, and are also two points behind the first place in the UPL standings after 18 played rounds. In the match for the Super Cup of Ukraine, the Kievites lost to Shakhtar with a score of 0: 3.