Blokhin states ambition to be boss at Dynamo Kiev
KIEV, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin says coaching Dynamo Kiev remains his long-term dream.
'Why should I lie about it? Once I became a coach, I began dreaming about one day becoming Dynamo Kiev's head coach,' Blokhin told Inter television.
'So far the conditions are not right for this dream to come true in the near future. But who knows? Maybe events will turn out that the dream won't come true. It's not really up to me.'
The 54-year-old, who led Ukraine to the World Cup for the first time this year, was linked to Dynamo for most of his playing career and was a key figure in the Soviet national team.
The former striker is still Dynamo's all-time leading scorer with 211 goals in 432 games between 1970 and 1987 after joining them as a 17-year-old.
Dynamo coach Anatoly Demyanenko is facing an uncertain future following a highly disappointing European season.
Though they hold a four-point lead over arch-rivals Shakhtar Donetsk at home, Dynamo have lost all four of their Champions League matches, conceding 13 goals and scoring only two.
While Dynamo president Ihor Surkis says that he still has full confidence in Demyanenko, local media reported that he held talks with former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson about the Kiev job earlier this month.