Ranieri Named New Greece Coach

Former Monaco and Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri has been named new coach of Greece national team.

The Italian, 62, succeeds Fernando Santos, whose contract expired after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where he guided the country to the last 16.

It is Ranieri’s first job on the international stage and he is expected to help the European nation clinch qualification to the group stages of Euro 2016.

Claudio Ranieri Named New Greece Coach.
Claudio Ranieri Named New Greece Coach.

“The Italian coach is expected to lead our group to new successes with Euro 2016 on the horizon,” said the Greek Football Federation.

Serie A trio of Juventus, Roma and Inter Milan are among 14 different clubs previously coached by Ranieri, who left Chelsea in 2004.

He helped Monaco regain promotion back to Ligue 1 and finished second in the 2013/14 season before being booted out of his last post.