Ex-Wales manager Chris Coleman back in football as he takes up job in Greece two years after Chinese Super League spell
CHRIS COLEMAN is back in management with Greek Super League strugglers Atromitos.
The ex-Wales boss has been out of work since he was sacked by Hebei China Fortune in May 2019.
But Coleman, 51, has signed a short-term contract with the Athens-based outfit until the end of the season.
Former Fulham, Coventry and Sunderland chief always stated he wanted to get another job aboard.
And after spells in Spain with Real Sociedad, Larissa in Greece and his Chinese adventure, Coleman is back in work overseas.
Atromitos are currently second bottom in the 14 team Greek Super League with Coleman joining until the end of the season with the option of another 12 months.
Coleman, who led Wales to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, will fly out to Greece on Sunday and be flanker by long-term assistant manager Kit Symons.
But, as part of the deal, Wales No2 Symons will remain with Rob Page’s side for their World Cup play-off semi-final against Austria on March 24 in Cardiff.
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Coleman last night said: “I am just happy and excited about this deal.
“It is a new chapter, a new challenge. You know there was an interest ten years ago, but some things are also a matter of timing and now was the time.
“I know everything about the team. I know the people, I know the score and I really look forward to coming to Greece and starting to work together.
“I want to help Atromitos find itself in the places it should be again and change in the right direction.”
Coleman delivered a message to the club’s fans as they bid to avoid relegation.
He added: "What I want to say to the world is that we need it now more than ever. We really want him to be by our side and I ask him to support us in this new beginning.
“It is a difficult time for our team, but I assure you that with you next to us, everything will be very different.”
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