Coleman takes over at Larissa

New challenge ... Chris Coleman (Getty)

Chris Coleman has been appointed manager of Greek second division side Larissa.

The former Fulham and Real Sociedad boss will begin the job of getting the former Greek Super League champion back into the top flight on Monday after its relegation from the top flight last month.

The Welshman has signed a one-year contract at the club, with the option of extending it by a further two years.

Coleman takes over from Nikos Kostenoglou, who was one of three coaches at the helm for Larissa last season.

The club began the campaign with Marios Ouzonidis in charge but replaced him with Jorn Andersen, who lasted just 24 days before Kostenoglou failed to steer it to safety after his appointment in January.

Coleman started his managerial career at Fulham in 2003 before moving to Real Sociedad for one year in 2007. The 40-year-old's last job was as Coventry City, where he was sacked after the Sky Blues came close to relegation during his two seasons in charge.

Source PA Sport