Paulo Fonseca, the current manager of Ukrainian club FC Shakhtar Donetsk, refused to shake hands with Yuriy Vernydub (Ukrainian professional football coach and a former player. The current manager of Zorya FC, - ed.) after losing points in Ukraine against Zorya game, as it was reported on the official website of Shakhtar.
"I shake hands with only those people who deserve it. And I don’t with those who don’t deserve that. I’m not a hypocrite or a liar. I absolutely hate to welcome this coach, so I won’t do that," said Fonseca.
Reportedly, Shakhtar-Zorya game ended in a tie. Donetsk remained on the first place, but it is now two points away from Dynamo, which is on the second place. Also, during the game with Zorya, the leader of Gornyak Taison got injured. He will miss a month.
Earlier, Shakhtar Donetsk triumphed in the game against FC Veres (Rivne, northern Ukraine), defeating the opponent, scoring 75 points in the ranking - and, thus, becoming beyond the grasp of Dynamo Kyiv, obviously the runner-up in this season.
Previously, Shakhtar defeated Dynamo in the final game of the Cup of Ukraine.