Ranieri named Greece coach

2014-07-25 14:56
claudio ranieri
Claudio Ranieri © Reuters Images
Athens - Sacked Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri on Friday signed a two-year deal to manage Greece, the country's football federation announced.

The 62-year-old Italian was out of work after parting company with Monaco, runners-up to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, in May.

He replaces Portugal's Fernando Santos who quit after taking Greece to the last 16 at the World Cup.

"I had other offers but once I met with the president of the federation I had a good feeling," former Chelsea boss Ranieri said.

He added: "I saw Greece at the World Cup and they gave me a very good impression and I loved their spirit. We will continue to work hard and look to produce the best results in Euro 2016."

Ranieri had led Monaco to Ligue 1 promotion in 2013, and still had one year left on his contract.

Aside from his time at Chelsea he also had spells with Serie A clubs Inter Milan, Napoli, Fiorentina, Juventus, Roma and Parma as well as Spanish outfits Atletico Madrid and Valencia.

"The Italian coach, with service in many major European clubs, is expected to lead our representative group to new successes in Euro 2016," the Greek federation announced.

Federation president Giorgos Sarris added: "It is an opportunity to take the national team to reach an even higher level. I thank him for accepting our proposal."

Local media reports suggested Ranieri has been given an annual salary of 800 000 euros, not including bonuses.

Read more on:    claudio ranieri  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Heyneke unveils his USA plan
Lancaster, Robshaw consider their futures
Foley destroys England's dream
Boks continue upward curve
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.