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The Greek national team have a new man in charge after a disastrous start in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

According to beIn Sports Network, John Van’t Schip has been named as the new coach of the Greek national team. He signing a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Van’t Schip played as a winger for the Netherlands 41 times. His playing career boasts both Genoa and Ajax as his employers.

The 55-year-old Canadian-born Dutchman has a managerial resume of quite some standing too.

He has been both caretaker manager and assistant manager at Dutch giants Ajax. He has also assisted Marco van Basten with the national team.

The Dutchman has also had stints in Mexico as the manager of Chivas.

While also traveling as far afield as Australia. Holding down positions as both manager and technical director of the Melbourne Heart.

His predecessor Angelos Anastasiadis who was dumped after eight months at the helm.

Managing only two wins in seven matches since October.

The final straw, which brought about his sacking was the home defeats to Italy and Armenia as well as drawing with Bosnia-Herzegovina.

With the exception of the unbelievable European Championship crown, they won in 2004. Then ten years later making the last 16 of the World Cup.

The Greek national team have been somewhat of an enigma.

They currently sit fourth in their group for Euro 2020 qualification. While it is not impossible, it doesn’t seem likely.

John Van’t Schip has a great resume.

Surely taking Greece from their current position of unlikelihood to a major tournament, could be considered one of his greatest achievements.

Leading them to a victory similar to that of Otto Rehhagel in 2004 would be miraculous.

LISBON, PORTUGAL – JULY 4: Greece celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Euro 2004, Final match between Portugal and Greece at the Luz Stadium on July 4, 2004 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)