41-year-old ex-player of Shakhtar Donetsk Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, who now works in the coaching staff of “Zenit”, he said. Whether it congratulates birthday of the Pitmen’s President Rinat Akhmetov.
– Recently congratulated the birthday of Anatoly Byshovets, your former coach at Shakhtar. He said he was congratulated by Rinat Akhmetov, President of Shakhtar. He congratulates you?
– I March 30 was the day of birth, Akhmetov called. Discussed with him, the club — after all, Shakhtar is a serious force in the country, and in Europe always held them in high esteem — still are in the Europa League. For me there were important first steps in professional football, spent at Shakhtar for nine years, and for nine years the President was with the team. And now with her. I know how hard and sincerely he supports it, it causes admiration and respect. Possible to communicate, but mostly on birthdays. I have in March, Akhmetov in September.
Contract Tymoshchuk belonged to Shakhtar from 1998 to 2007 years.