Former Chelsea striker has begun his path to coaching.
Former AC Milan striker Andrei Shevchenko has revealed that it is his dream to one day manage the club as he begins his coaching courses.
The 37-year-old retired from football last year but is eyeing an almost immediate return to the game as he embarks on a career in coaching.
While the Ukrainian legend backed current boss Massimiliano Allegri to turn things around for the Rossoneri, he did concede that his dream is to either coach his former club or the Ukrainian national team at some stage in the future.
“Now is a time of transition, I am studying. Preparing for the future, to coach Milan or the Ukrainian national team would be ideal for me,” he said, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Shevchenko also spoke of his delight on seeing former team-mate Kaka back at the club after his spell in Spain, with the Brazilian surprising many with his impressive displays thus far.
The 31-year-old is still holding hope of a place in the Brazil squad for the World Cup next summer, and appears to have put his injury issues behind him following an extended run in the first-team.
Nevertheless, Milan remain in trouble after a disappointing start to the season and the pressure will be on after the international break with the Champions League set to resume next week too.
Meanwhile, Shevchenko believes that speculation linking Paolo Maldini with a return to the club in an operational role would be great for Milan if it came to fruition.
“He and Milan are a unique thing, even if it has now taken a bit of time he is always present in Milan,” he added.
Maldini is expected to be appointed under a new-look management structure, with Barbara Berlusconi expected to take a more influential role within Milan next summer.