Laudrup all set to coach Panathinaikos

Other News Materials 1 June 2008 15:18 (UTC +04:00)

Michael Laudrup is all set to become the new coach of Greek giants Panathinaikos, Spanish sports daily Marca reported on Sunday. ( dpa )

According to Marca, the Danish coach has agreed to a two-year contract with the Athens club.

Turkish giants Galatasaray and CSKA Moscow were also interested in Laudrup, but he has apparently decided in favour of Panathinaikos.

Laudrup announced his departure from Spanish club Getafe two weeks ago. He took Getafe to 14th place in La Liga last season, to the King's Cup final (lost 1-3 against Valencia) and to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup.

Coaches from Spanish clubs are very much in fashion in Greek football. Last season AEK Athens were coached by Lorenzo Serra Ferrer. On Thursday Olympiakos announced the signing of former Espanyol coach Ernesto Valverde.