The Hellenic Football Federation decided on Thursday to terminate the contract with the coach of the national team Michael Skibbe.
Following a series of disappointing performances in the first rounds of UEFA’s newly formed Nations League competition, the Federation dropped him. The favorite to succeed him is native experienced manager Angelos Anastasiadis expected to take charge for both the Nations League’s two remaining games, and the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Skibbe was hired on 29 October 2015 as the successor of Sergio Markarián due to the team’s unsuccessful qualification for UEFA Euro 2016.
His first ever game as Greece coach was on 13 November 2015 against Luxembourg in Differdange which ended in a shocking start with the Greeks losing 1-0 to the very low ranked home side.
Despite losing to Croatia 4-1 on aggregate at the play offs for the 2018 World Cup, the Hellenic Football Federation recognized Skibbe’s contribution to restoring the national team’s status within the footballing world after a devastating Euro 2016 qualifier campaign and extended his contract.