After a series of failures at the start of the season, Shakhtar's management is considering a change of head coach. Unsatisfactory results are forcing the team managers to look at potential candidates to replace Patrick van Leeuwen.
According to the source, the Pitmen have made contact with 45-year-old Igor Tudor, whose last club was Marseille. The Croatian mentor knows Shakhtar director of football Darijo Srna well. They are both Hajduk pupils and played together for the Croatian national team for many years. Tudor also has a good personal relationship with his agent Vadim Shabliy.
Tudor was unemployed in the summer of 2023, when he left French side Marseille due to problems with the club's management. He tried to get a job in Italy, but never got a good offer.
According to information, so far there are no specifics between the coach and the club. The parties have assessed the prospects of possible co-operation.
As for Patrick van Leeuwen, he got a chance from the management to correct the situation in the next matches. Much will depend on how Shakhtar play today in the Champions League second round game against Antwerp.