Olympiacos Choose Besnik Hasi As New Head Coach
Olympiacos have chosen Besnik Hasi to take over as the club’s new head coach.
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Early Sunday, reports from Kosovo announced that Besnik Hasi will be named the new head coach of Olympiacos. The club confirmed these reports stating that the two sides are currently in negotiations and are close to reaching an agreement.
The 45-year old Kosovo Albanian manager watched Saturday's Champions League final in Cardiff alongside Olympiacos owner Vaggelis Marinakis and new technical director Armando Husillos.
After the difficulties that appeared with Pedro Martins’ situation, Olympiacos were forced to turn to other options with Besnik Hasi, Razvan Lucescu, and current manager Takis Lemonis looking to be the club’s three options for the head coach position. With preseason training set to begin in 10 days, time was not on Olympiacos side.
According to sportfm.gr, Olympiacos have decided to proceed with Besnik Hasi due to his experience in competing in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League and Europa League. Olympiacos’ main goal at the beginning of next season is to return to the Champions League group stages and Marinakis and his staff have turned to Hasi to lead the team to this goal.
Besnik Hasi began coaching in 2014 with Anderlecht after being an assistant coach at the Belgian club for six seasons. Last season, he joined Legia Warsaw and led them to the Champions League group stages via the qualifying process, however was sacked in September due to poor results in the league.
Hasi is expected to be announced as Olympiacos’ new manager in the coming days and even as early as Monday.