Spanish coach took Olympiakos
Greek Olympic Champion Olympiakos (Piraeus) appointed senior coach Oscar Garcia, only 24 hours after the dismissal of the previous professional Takis Lemonis. The Piraeus Grand Prix, which has a record 44 championship titles in Greece, has announced the appointment of the 44-year-old specialist on its official page. There are no more details about the length of the contract or the amount to be worked on. But according to local media, the contract is for a year and a half.
The Catalan, who last had a brief period in St. Etienne, is expected to arrive in Athens on Monday. Current assistant coach Christopher Contis will lead the team at the weekend to visit Larissa. Although only 44 years old, Oscar Garcia has a serious career as a coach so far, led teams like Maccabi (Tel Aviv), Brighton, Watford, Red Bull Zerzburg.
In November he left French St. Etienne for lack of understanding with the Board of Directors. Olympiakos started the championship pretty badly and has only topped the lead by 1 point. Only two points is the difference with the teams up to 4-5 place. At the same time, Lemonis will remain in the club, but in another position. 57-year-old specialist inherited Albanian Besnik Hasi after the worst start in the autumn for the team for 30 years.