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Ex-Chelsea striker wants to manage Blues someday

While former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko spoke glowingly about incoming Blues manager Antonio Conte this past week, his high praise did not preclude him from wanting the Italy boss’s job at some point in the future.

In an interview this past week [per the Metro], Shevchenko expressed his wish to be a manager and indicated that Chelsea was a team on his radar. Shevchenko currently serves as assistant manager to the Ukraine national team and will likely be a part of the coaching staff for Euro 2016.

‘I have a very good relationship with the club,’ Shevchenko said.

‘I will try and be a manager in the future.

‘Chelsea is a great team and club. It was good and fun playing there.

‘I loved the fans because Chelsea fans are very special. They treated me very well to support me during my time here.’

From 1994 to 2012, Shevchenko played in 648 games and scored 321 goals, winning the Ballon d’Or with Milan in 2004. He was sold from Milan to Chelsea for £30.8 million in 2006, and played 77 games for the Blues from 2006 to 2009, scoring just 22 goals.

Despite reportedly being offered the head coaching job for Ukraine in 2012, Shevchenko turned down the role.

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