Poyet tasked with rebuilding Greek national team after Qatar 2022 qualification failure

February 14 – Gus Poyet has become the new manager of Greece’s national team after the country’s failure to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar. 

The Greek FA said it had reached an agreement with the former Chelsea, Tottenham and Uruguay international midfielder to take charge until the end of 2023 with a 12-month extension option.

Poyet, 54, replaces Dutchman John van’t Schip who resigned in November after Greece finished third in its World Cup qualifying group behind Spain and Sweden.

“I have great respect for Greek football players and their abilities and from what I have seen so far, I believe that there is the right material and all the conditions to do well at the upcoming events. I can’t wait to meet the players and get started,” Poyet said during a signing ceremony.

Poyet is not new to Greece having coached AEK Athens to a third place finish in the domestic league in 2015-2016.

He has also coached teams in China, Spain and France as well as spells at the helm of Brighton and Sunderland in England.

Contact the writer of this story at moc.l1660703134labto1660703134ofdlr1660703134owedi1660703134sni@n1660703134osloh1660703134cin.l1660703134uap1660703134