Greece Coach Steps Down Over Defeats in Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Claudio Ranieri had signed a 1.6 million euro worth contract in July to coach the Greeks for the next two years, replacing Portugal's Fernando Santos.

Updated: November 16, 2014 00:53 IST
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A file pic of Greece coach Claudio Ranieri.

Athens: Greece coach Claudio Ranieri stepped down Saturday after a series of defeats in the Euro 2016 qualifiers over the past two months.

The announcement on the "amicable divorce" was made by the Greek Football Federation following a meeting between the Italian coach and the federation's chief Yorgos Sarris, Xinhua reported.

Greece on Friday night lost 0-1 to Faeroes Islands in Athens. The result left the Greeks at the bottom of Group F.

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