£11.5 million ex-Tottenham striker handed managerial role

Former Spurs attacker Sergei Rebrov has taken over at Dynamo Kiev.

When thinking back over a number of bad signings for Tottenham over the years, Sergei Rebrov is always a player that is close to the top of the list.

The Ukrainian joined Spurs for £11.5 million back in 2000, sparking excitement in the North London club’s fans given his reputation and exploits in his homeland.

However, the eastern European attacker failed to live up to his billing, only scoring ten Premier League goals over the space of four seasons with the club.

Rebrov will be given a chance to try his hand at management as he has been installed as Dynamo Kiev’s caretaker boss for the rest of the season.

The Ukrainian side sacked Oleh Blokhin after a 2-0 defeat to rivals Shakhtar Donetsk recently and have opted to promote former assistant Rebrov to the role for the remainder of the campaign.

Kiev lie third in their domestic league behind Shakhtar and Dnipro. They have not won the Ukrainian Premier League since 2009.

Rebrov is also the assistant of the Ukraine national team and appears to have a bright future in management.

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