KIEV - Former Ukraine and Tottenham Hotspur striker Serhiy Rebrov has retired from the game to become a coach for his former club Dynamo Kiev. The Ukrainian champions said on their website that Rebrov would become an assistant to youth team coach Vladimir Muntyan. "I've recently decided to end my career and I always wanted to come back to my home club," said Rebrov, who remains Dynamo's all-time leading scorer with 161 goals in 335 games. The well-travelled 35-year-old last played for Rubin Kazan, helping them to the Russian premier league title last year. He left Kazan by mutual consent earlier this year. Rebrov made his name at Dynamo before joining Spurs in 2000 for a then club record fee of 11 million pounds but after a promising start, fell out of favour at White Hart Lane. After a troubled five-year spell in English football, he returned to his old club in 2005, helping them to the domestic league and cup double in 2007. This month Dynamo also made an offer to Chelsea forward Andriy Shevchenko, Rebrov's old strike partner in Kiev, to return as a player and then after his retirement to become part of the coaching staff.
20 July 2009
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