Reports confirm van ‘t Schip appointment

Reports confirm van ‘t Schip appointment

The latest reports in the media have confirmed that John van ‘t Schip will become the next head coach of the Greek national team.

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On Monday, plenty of reliable sources in the Greek media have stated that the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) has made a final decision to appoint van ‘t Schip, with the news set to be confirmed during the Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday. The 55-year-old Dutch Canadian will replace the outgoing Angelos Anastasiadis at the helm of the national team.

Both Takis Fyssas and Kostas Konstantinidis will share the role of the technical director.

Anastasiadis, Angelos Basinas and Stelios Giannakopoulos will all leave the national team set-up.

In the coming days, van ‘t Schip will fly to Greece, where he will sign his contract with the EPO. German coach Thomas Doll had also been regarded as a candidate by the organisation.

Born in Canada in a Dutch family, van 't Schip enjoyed a successful playing career, winning the 1988 European Championship with the Netherlands alongside plenty of competitions with Ajax. He also made over 100 appearances for Genoa in Italy.

As a manager, van 't Schip has been the head coach of Twente, Jong Ajax, Melbourne City, Guadalajara and PEC Zwolle. He has also served as an assistant coach with the Dutch national team and the Ajax seniors.

Former professional footballer Aron Winter, who is involved in the Ajax coaching system, will reportedly be van 't Schip’s direct assistant with the Ethniki Omada.


by Shaun Nicolaides

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