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The Vertex United has become the new owner of the F.C. Chernomorets Odesa


Football Club “Chernomorets” announced an agreement with a new general partner: the Vertex United group of companies. The Club also announces the long-awaited news: Roman Hryhorchuk returns to the team’s head coach, who is associated with the most high-profile achievements of Chernomorets team in modern history.


I am very happy to return to my dear Chernomorets, to beautiful Odessa and to my beloved, incredible fans. We have a lot of work ahead at the training camp, but I am already looking forward to the resumption of the season and the first match at the home stadium.

Roman Hryhorchuk
Roman Hryhorchuk

Vertex United is a diversified group that included banking (Finbank) and media (Focus magazine) businesses. Today its most notable assets are the Odessa hotels, Bristol Hotel 5* Odesa and Londonskaya Hotel, as well as the Kyiv President Hotel. The holding is also engaged in investment and development activities.

In his coaching career, he was a successful manager in Latvia, with FK Ventspils winning the Latvian championship three times from 2006 to 2008 as well as the Latvian Cup in 2005 and 2007. During the 2009–10 Ukrainian Premier League season, Hryhorchuk was hired by Metalurh Zaporizhzhia. He stayed in that position only until the end of the season, though.

Recall that the specialist has already coached the Odessa club in the period from 2010 to 2014. Under his leadership, the team reached the final of the Ukrainian Cup and made it to the 1/16 finals of the Europa League.

The last place of work of the Ukrainian was the Salihorsk Shakhtar, from which he left last summer.

At the moment, Chernomorets occupies 13th place in the Premier League standings, gaining 14 points in 18 rounds.

The contract with Roman Hryhorchuk was signed for three years.

Roman Hryhorchuk