Greece head coach Kostas Tsanas says that he is struggling to explain the reason for Greece’s neighbours Turkey to struggle a lot when it comes to international football.
Greece football Federation have brought in Kostas Tsanas as the interim coach going forward. They are expected to make a permanent appointment after having a good look at this temporary solution.
Greece recently parted company with former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri after a very poor run of results that left the national team with just one draw in the last five matches.
Olympiakos Piraeus started off their Champions League journey in a strong manner as the Greek side overcame Athletic Madrid with a narrow scoreboard of 3-2. It was a fantastic result for Olympiakos as they defeated the current champions of Spain and claimed all 3 points but from there on out, the Greek team has encountered results that were surprising and this is the case of Malmo FF.
Ally McCoist has become the face of a controversial Rangers team that has been facing numerous problems in the last few years. The manager, though, has done exceedingly well to get to the club just one place below the Scottish Premier League after two consecutive promotions. They are looking set for yet another promotion in the coming campaign. This would put them back at the top of the pile, which is something that not many fans would have imagined when the club went into the administration a few years ago.
Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t see any reason why his team Real Madrid would not manage to win the Champions League trophy for the second time in a row.
Madrid had won the Champions League last season by beating Atletico Madrid by 4-1.
Since the revamp of the tournament, there hasn’t been any team which has won the Champions League for two successive years.
When the tournament was played as European Cup before the nineties, then a few teams had done that. The last one to do that was AC Milan and that AC Milan squad had Ancelotti in it as a player.
Greece’s hopes of extending Fernando Santos’ stay as national team manager came to an end after they were knocked out of the World Cup 2014 at the last 16 stage. They were defeated by Costa Rica, who are turning out to be the story of the tournament so far. Greece and Costa Rica played out a 1-1 draw, which saw the match going to extra time and then into penalties. Despite playing against 10 men, Greece were unable to take the lead. After having taken the match into penalties, Costa Rica were confident of creating an upset.
Despite managing just one point at the World Cup 2014 group stages, Greece find themselves still with an opportunity to reach the knockout stages of the competition. Greece managed only a 0-0 draw with Japan in their opening game of the World Cup 2014. This will be followed by a match against Ivory Coast. Since they have not only kept a clean sheet but have also taken a point from the match, things are looking promising for Greece ahead of the final match against Ivory Coast.
Greek outfit Olympiakos are interested in signing Sunderland striker Nacho Scocco in the summer. The former Internacional striker has struggled to fit into the Premier league, as he played very little football towards the end of last season after coming to the club in only January. However, manager Gus Poyet is determined to give him a chance in the team. His presence in the first team could very well depend upon the form he shows in pre-season.
Fernando Santos has lead Greece to the quarter-finals of the 2012 Euro’s and the nation is now headed to their 2nd consecutive World Cup. The Portuguese coach is demonstrating as time passes by why he was selected to replace the previous coach Otto Rehhagel in 2010.
Throughout the entire managerial career of Santos, he has coaches a number of clubs from Portugal and Greece including some such as: Benfica, Panathinaikos, Porto and Sporting CP.
Olympiakos manager Michel Gonzalez says that the troubles faced by their Champions League opponents Manchester United could be a huge burden on the club in the European matches. United will be taking on the Greek outfit Olympiakos looking to progress to the quarter-finals. Last season, they failed to get past the last 16 stage after being knocked out by Real Madrid.
Progression this time around is far more important after their failings in all competitions since the arrival of David Moyes. Only their Champions League performances have been of some worthy.