Shakhtar fires trainer before game away at Barca.

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Dariyo Serna will take charge of Shakhtar Donetsk’s away game against Barcelona in the Champions League next week. After Patrick van Leuwen was relieved of his duties.

Shakhtar Donetsk, the famous Ukrainian team confirmed. The dismissal of 54-year-old Dutch coach Patrick van Leuven from his position and appointed Daryyo Serna. A former Croatia international to temporarily take over the reins ahead of the away game against Barcelona. Champions League group stage on Wednesday, October 25. According to a report from Marca on Monday. 

Van Leuven move from Zorya to take over as coach of Shakhtar Donetsk in July. After the Ukrainian champion team parted ways with Igor Jovichevic. Even though Van Leuven led the team to a 3-2 win over Antwerp on the Champions League stage in the latest match. But the club decide to fire the Dutch trainer and his staff from their positions after managing the team. Playing only 12 games with a record of 7 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses UFABET 

Serna, a 41-year-old former Croatia international play for Shakhtar Donetsk from 2003 to 2018. He returned to the club in the summer of 2019 and signed a one-year contract as assistant manager. Before being promote to director of football the following year. 

Serna will have time to prepare by taking on LNZ Cherkasy in the Ukrainian Premier League on Saturday. Before traveling to Barcelona in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, October 25.