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Van’t Schip steps down as Greek soccer coach

Dutchman John van't Schip announced on Friday that he will resign as Greek coach at the end of his contract, on December 31, due to disagreements w


Dutchman John van’t Schip announced on Friday that he will resign as Greek coach at the end of his contract, on December 31, due to disagreements with the leaders of Hellenic football.

The former international player of Ajax and Genoa, 57 years old and in charge of the Hellenic team for two and a half, explained that the reason for his resignation is the misrepresentations of the Greek Federation about the renewal or not of his contract.

“There have been negotiations, but the Federation has taken so long to decide my future, that I had the feeling that I had to move on to something else,” said the coach on Instagram.

“Our vision of football is different. To be successful, everyone must be on the same page,” Van’t Schip continued.

“Mr. Van’t Schip has made the decision to leave (…) We respect his decision,” the Greek Federation reacted through a statement.

However, his position at the head of the team was already threatened after failing to qualify for the Qatar-2022 World Cup.

The federation added that it is going to start looking for a new coach “but without rushing, in order to find the best possible option to lead the national team to success and qualify for the next major international competitions.”

The balance of the Dutchman at the helm of the Helena team is 11 victories, 9 draws and 6 defeats.

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