According to reports from Piraeus, Olympiacos CFP have found their next coach as Ewald Lienen is expected in Greece on Monday. The German coach is reportedly set to leave 2. Bundesliga side TSV 1860 Munchen to take up a role at the Giorgos Karaiskakis Stadium.
In a shocking turn of events, Lienen emerged as the front-runner to becoming the next manager of the Ertythrolefki after the supposed decision of hiring former Olympiacos legend Alekos Alexandris was met with scepticism by club supporters.
Reports have indicated Lienen will arrive at the Eleftheros Venizelos on Monday and could be presented as the club’s next manager in the coming days.
No agreement has been reached between the two clubs, but reports indicate Lienen will demand a multi-year contract worth approximately 500,000 euros per annum. Other details that could foil the move, however, include the fact that while Alexandris won’t ultimately be considered as the leading candidate for manager, teh club still wants to appoint the youth coach as Lienen’s assistant; much to the German’s dismay who will elect to bring colleague Amnter Ramntam to the port city.
Lienen has plenty of experience coaching in Germany, as well as a short spell in Spain with Tenerife. To Greek fans, however, Lienen is best known for his time spent in Nea Smyrni as manager of Panionios GSS, where he coach the Kyanerythri to a top five finish for two successive seasons. His departure from the Super League was highly controversial seeing as it resulted in the demotion of then Panionios star Lambros Choutos after a bust-up between the two on the training ground.