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John van ‘t Schip confirmed as the new National Team coach


The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) has confirmed that John van ‘t Schip is replacing Angelos Anastasiadis as the head coach of the senior national team.

Below is the official statement released by EPO:

“The Board of Directors made these following decisions:

Former international footballer Kostas Konstantinidis is the new technical director of the national teams.

Former international footballer Takis Fyssas is the sporting director of the men’s national team.

The position of the men’s national team head coach has been given to Dutch manager, John van ‘t Schip. His assistants are Aron Winter and Greek-Australian coach Michalis Valkanis. The contract will expire at the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

Angelos Anastasiadis, Angelos Basinas, Stelios Giannakopoulos, Apostolos Terzis and Leonidas Dimitrakopoulos have all had their respective contracts terminated.”

The under 21 national team will also be coached by Nikos Goumas, after Antonis Nikopolidis left his post earlier this summer.

According to reports from SDNA, the yearly wage of van ‘t Schip with the Ethniki Omada is 555,000 Euros.

The 55-year-old new National Team coach has enjoyed a successful playing career, winning the 1988 European Championship with the Netherlands alongside plenty of competitions with Ajax.

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.

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