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Fabrizio Ravanelli to manage Ukrainian side Arsenal Kyiv

Former Italy international Fabrizio Ravanelli is named as the new head coach of Ukrainian side Arsenal Kyiv.

Former Italy striker Fabrizio Ravanelli has been named as the new manager of Ukrainian side Arsenal Kyiv.

The ex-Middlesbrough and Derby County forward has signed a one-year deal with the club, who were promoted to the country's top flight last season, reports Sky Sports News.

"I am grateful to Arsenal for the invitation. We are opening a new page of cooperation, which, I hope, will be long and fruitful," the broadcaster quotes Ravanelli as saying.

"My wife wasn't very happy with this, but she knows how important it is for me. My three children understood it too."

Ravanelli's only prior coaching experience is a stint in charge of Juventus's youth team and a fleeting spell as head coach of French side Ajaccio in 2013.


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Ajaccio's Italian head coach Fabrizio Ravanelli looks on during the French L1 football match Ajaccio (ACA) against Valenciennes (VAFC) on November 2, 2013
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar1512213672938
2Dynamo Kiev1510232071332
3FC OleksandriyaOleksandriya158431912728
4Vorskla PoltavaVorskla158161515025
5Desna ChernihivDesna156271718-120
6MariupolMariupol156271725-820
7Zorya LuhanskLuhansk154741613319
8FC LvivLviv154651316-318
9Karpaty LvivKarpaty154472023-316
10Olimpik DonetskOlimpik Donetsk154471823-516
11Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets15249923-1410
12Arsenal Kyiv152211725-188

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