Shakhtar have fired supervisor Patrick van Leeuwen simply over every week earlier than they’re as a result of face Barcelona within the Champions League.
Van Leeuwen has gone and been changed by former Croatia defender Darijo Srna who takes over as caretaker boss for now.
Shakhtar will play Barcelona subsequent Wednesday at Montjuic after which face the Catalans once more in Hamburg on 7 November within the group levels.
The Ukrainian aspect have three factors from their first two video games up to now having crushed Antwerp 3-2 however misplaced to Porto 3-1.
Barcelona have six factors from six and know that two extra wins over Shakhtar will probably assure qualification to the knockout levels.
Shakhtar have fared higher in home motion and are third within the desk, two factors off the highest however with a sport in hand.
Van Leeuwen was solely appointed in July, on a two-year deal, and leaves after simply 12 video games accountable for the membership.