In a somewhat surprising development, former Fulham boss Chris Coleman has been announced today as the new manager of Greek side Larissa.

Coleman, who has been out of work since being sacked by Coventry City in May, has accepted an initial one-year contract with an option for two more and will receive a substantial bonus should Larissa bounce back to the Greek Super League at the first time of asking after their relegation this term.

Coleman has had disappointing spells at Real Sociedad and the Ricoh Arena since being sacked by Fulham in April 2007 after presiding over seven straight games without a win which left the Whites perilously close to the relegation zone. A legend at centre back during a successful playing career at the Cottage, we wish him all the best in his new job.