Chelsea supporters on social media were over the moon for Andriy Shevchenko’s latest European Championship accomplishment.
The former Blues forward was in the winning dugout last night as Ukraine knocked out Sweden in the final round of 16 bout.
It was a magic moment for the nation, who had failed to get out of the group stage in both of their previous Euro campaigns.
Shevchenko should take huge pride in his work, having only taken over the job five years ago.
That sense of satisfaction was replicated by Chelsea fans, who still hold the once scintillating striker in high regard.
Here is how they reacted on Twitter:
Tuchel’s successor in the future 🤞— #7 🇩🇪 (@branojr) June 29, 2021
Few could forget Shevchenko’s indifferent spell at Stamford Bridge.
He arrived in South West London nearly a decade and a half ago for a then club record fee of £30m (BBC Sport).
In 77 games, he scored 22 goals and earned a League Cup winners’ medal.
His Chelsea career lasted just under three seasons before he joined Dynamo Kyiv in 2009.
Retirement and then international management came quickly thereafter, but his legacy on the pitch will never be forgotten.
Nor will his triumphs off it, especially in Ukraine, who reached the quarter-finals of the Euros for the first time in their history.
England await them, with Shevchenko preparing his players to face a few familiar Chelsea faces.
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