Ranieri sacked as Greece coach after shock loss
A day after the shocking 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying defeat to the Faroe Islands in Piraeus, Claudio Ranieri was sacked as Greece’s national coach on Saturday.
The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) said the Italian would remain at the helm for the friendly match against Serbia tomorrow. A deal on the Italian’s compensation – who had signed a two-year, 1.6-million-euro contract – has been reached, reports said.
“Following [Friday’s] devastating result for the national team, I take full responsibility for the unfortunate choice of manager,” EPO chief Giorgos Sarris said on Saturday. Ranieri coached Greece to three defeats and one draw in four games this fall.