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Greeks bearing grudge over Coleman's hasty departure

Published 21/01/2012 | 05:00

Greek second division side Larissa are to bring legal proceedings against the FA of Wales after they appointed Chris Coleman as their new manager, despite the Welshman still being under contract.

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The ex-Fulham boss -- who once claimed to have missed a press conference due to a leaky washing machine -- signed a one-year deal with Larissa in May 2011 before quitting earlier this month due to personal reasons and the club's financial difficulties.

A statement from the club read: "On January 8, 2012, Chris Coleman gave his last interview as head coach of Larissa, saying the causes of his departure were unrelated to the national team of his country; today, 11 days afterwards it has been announced officially that he will be the new national coach of Wales.

"Once it became known Chris Coleman, who has a contract until next June, would be leaving, the club has been heavily criticised. Instead of asking for an apology from all those who criticised us, we instead feel the need to apologise for our choice in appointing Chris Coleman."

Irish Independent

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