Former head coach of Shakhtar Donetsk Mircea Lucescu became the new coach of the national team of Turkey, which is the rival of Ukraine in the qualifying tournament of the world championship 2018.

As reported on the official website of the football Federation of Turkey, the Romanian specialist has signed a two year contract with possibility of extension for another year.

On 2 September the national team of Ukraine will take Turkey in Kharkiv in the match of UEFA 2018 world Cup.

After 6 rounds of Ukraine and Turkey is sharing 3-4 places in group I with 11 points. Croatia and Iceland are in the lead, having scored 13 points each.

M. Lucescu until may 2017 was led by a Russian “Zenit”, which came in may 2016. Before 12 years, the Romanian coach worked at Shakhtar Donetsk .