For the specialist, today’s match is his first in European competition as a coach.
September 21 in Lublin, Poland Zarya match with Ghent starts in the group round Conference Leagues. Zorya begins its second season in the third most important European Cup with Valery Kriventsov at the helm. The Ukrainian specialist became Zarya’s seventh mentor in European cup tournaments and the third this season.
Let’s make a reservation right away: Zarya did not officially announce the appointment of Valery Kriventsov. However, the specialist has been working with the team for a long time and it was he who led the Lugansk team in the match of the seventh round of the UPL against Metalist 1925. He, as coach of Zarya, was also at the press conference before the match with Ghent.
The match with Ghent will be Zorya’s third in European competition this season. And the third head coach will lead the Luhansk team to the third match in Europe. In the first match of the Europa League play-off round against Slavia Zarya, Nenad Lalatovic was in charge. In the second – Mladen Bartulovich.
In addition, Kriventsov will make his debut in European competition today as a head coach. The specialist led Shakhtar to the final of the UEFA Youth League in the 2014/2015 season, but the coach, who has worked with Ilchevets and Metalist 1925, did not play in Europe with adult teams.
Kriventsov became the seventh coach of Zorya in European competition. Yuriy Vernidub played the largest number of matches in Europe at the helm of the Lugansk team – 26. Viktor Skripnik has 20 matches. At the same time, Vernidub has 12 matches at the helm of Zarya in the Europa League group, while Skrypnyk has six matches each in the Conference League and Europa League groups.
The match with Ghent will be Zorya’s 55th overall in European competition. The Luhansk team has 18 wins, 11 draws and 25 losses.
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