Kalitvintsev named Ukraine caretaker coach
"Yuri Kalitvintsev has been unanimously voted as Ukraine's caretaker coach," the federation said on its website.
The 42-year-old replaces Myron Markevich, who quit on Saturday in protest after his club, Metalist Kharkiv, was punished by the FFU for matchfixing.
The FFU ruled that a 2008 league match between Metalist and Karpaty Lviv had been fixed and punished a number of officials and players, although Markevich was not implicated.
Local media, citing unnamed sources within the FFU, linked former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson with the Ukraine job, saying the Swede, who coached Ivory Coast during the World Cup finals, could take over from Kalitvintsev on a full-time basis.
FFU chief Hrigory Surkis was unavailable for comment.
Russia-born Kalitvintsev, who took up Ukrainian citizenship in 1995, captained Dynamo Kiev to four successive national titles in 1995-98 before hanging up his boots in 2000.
As coach, Kalitvintsev led Ukraine to the under-19 European title last year and also worked as Markevich's assistant with the national team.
Ukraine are co-hosting Euro 2012 with Poland.