Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca has signed with Shakhtar, a new two-year contract.
The extension of Fonseca on the official website of “Shakhtar” confirmed the club President Rinat Akhmetov. According to unofficial information, the salary of Portuguese will increase twice and will amount to 4 million euros per year.
Interest in Fonseca showed Napoli, Arsenal, Monaco, Benfica, Everton “West ham”, and other European clubs.
“Paulo Fonseca – at Shakhtar, and I’m very glad of that. We signed a new two year contract.
Do you remember how two years ago we invited Paulo to Shakhtar and shouted, “What will happen now with Shakhtar?! Now everything bad will happen to Shakhtar. Everything is bad, there will be problems. We don’t know what to expect”. And what do we see? Two League title, two Cup, one super Cup and a brilliant game in the Champions League. This suggests that Shakhtar two years ago made the right decision by inviting Paulo and his mates in the team.
Now we signed a new contract, and I am sure we will have to wait for new successes. Paulo’s a professional. This is an ambitious man. Hard-working people. And he has good ideas. He knows what to do”, – said Akhmetov.
Paulo Fonseca is headed by Shakhtar from July 2016. Under the guidance of former coach of Porto and Braga Shakhtar Donetsk for two seasons, won five trophies (2 – championship of Ukraine, 2 – Ukrainian Cup and 1 Ukrainian super Cup) and twice reached the play-off European Cup (1/16 finals of the Europa League 1/8 finals of the Champions League).