Legendary Rossoneri striker Andriy Shevchenko has announced his retirement from the game after deciding not to sign a new contract with Dynamo Kiev. But unlike many other football retirees, Andriy isn’t looking to pursue a career in management. No, the former Chelsea man is looking to join the competitive world of politics.
Shevchenko has finally called quits on a long sporting career in which the Ukrainian enjoyed successful spells with both Dynamo Kiev and AC Milan. His form at Chelsea, however, wasn’t as brilliant, leading many to brand Andriy’s move to London his ‘biggest mistake ever’.
Still, the now-retired player remains one of the Champions League’s most deadly strikers; Shevchenko netted an astonishing 58 goals in Europe’s most elite competition.
During the press conference in which he announced his plans for retirement, Shevchenko revealed to reporters his plans for the future.
“Recently, there has been a lot of talk that I could sign a new contract with Dynamo or play abroad. I can say, with confidence, that neither will happen. Perhaps this will shock everyone: I have decided to bring an end to my football career and to enter politics.”
The 35-year-old confirmed he intends to expand on his radical plans at some point in the future, but that a date has yet to be confirmed.
“I will make an official statement. I hope to have your support.”
If Andriy Shevchenko tries his hand at politics, would you vote for him? How successful might he be?