The Ukrainian Football Association (UAF) has revoked Anatoly Timoshuk’s coaching license and also banned him from working in Ukraine. This is a result of the decision of the Monitoring and Disciplinary Committee after examining the objection from the Ethics and Fair Play Committee.
The background to this is that the 42-year-old has not yet made any statements about the Russian invasion of his homeland. The statement read: “It is worth noting that since the beginning of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine, the AA. The striker’s club has not been identified.”
Timoshuk is an assistant coach at Zenit St. Petersburg and, unlike his compatriot Andrei Voronin, has not yet decided to resign. Voronin had resigned as assistant Sandro Schwartz at Dynamo Moscow. Timoshuk’s conduct “damages the reputation of Ukrainian football and violates clause 1.4, part 1 of Article 4 of the Code of Ethics and Fair Play.
Therefore the following decisions were taken:
- Tymoshchuk AA revokes the professional training license issued by the UAF Licensing Center.
- Directing the UAF administration to apply to the authorities to strip Tymoshchuk AA of all state awards and honorary titles
- Timoshuk AA to deprive all titles and deputy titles of the Championship of Ukraine, the Cup of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Super Cup.
- AA Tymoshchuk banned from official registration of UAF national team players
- To ban AA Tymoshchuk for life from participating in football activities on the territory of Ukraine
Timoshuk played for Bayern Munich between 2009 and 2013, and before that he was a professional player for Shakhtar Donetsk and Saint Petersburg. In 2017, he ended his active career with Kazakh club Kairat Almaty. With Bayern he was a two-time champion, two-time FA Cup and 2013 UEFA Champions League winner. With 144 caps, he is also a record player in Ukraine.