Markevich named new Ukraine coach

KIEV - Myron Markevich was named as Ukraine coach on Monday with the task of leading the national team to the 2012 European Championship.

Markevich, 58, quit his club FC Metalist Kharkiv to replace Olexiy Mykhaylychenko who failed to take Ukraine to this year's World Cup finals after losing to Greece in the play-offs.

Yuriy Kalitvintsev, who led Ukraine to victory in the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, will assist Markevich.