Gus Poyet, the president of Greece, has stated that he would be interested in taking over as president of the Republic of Ireland in the future.
Poyet has had mixed results as a manager, having taken command of seven club teams, the most recent being Universidad Catolica in Chile.
However, starting January 2022, the 55-year-old has led Greece to a resurgence, winning 10 of his 17 matches in command.
Piratiko are currently in good shape to qualify for Euro 2024, and a win over the Netherlands on Monday night would put them six points ahead of Oranje and leave them needing only a point from their final match against France in November.
Their most recent victory came on Friday, when Greece defeated the Republic of Ireland 2-0, a nation that may soon be looking for a replacement for Stephen Kenny.
At a time when Greece is one of Europe’s emerging powers, the Republic of Ireland has fallen from grace and appears to be heading out of the international spotlight.
Despite his current position with Greece, Poyet has shockingly indicated that he is open to coaching The Boys in Green in the future.
According to the Irish Independent, Poyet stated, “Having this situation now and being able to beat the Republic of Ireland twice is a big plus for us because, I tell you, the support is here.” I’d like to be in command of this squad.
“That would be fantastic.” That would be fantastic. It’s a fantastic area to play football, in my opinion.
I was especially shocked as I walked out of the hotel, viewing the people. I pay close attention.
How many people own a tracksuit? The dark one. How many people are wearing green?
“Listen, we are patriots in Uruguay, but I don’t think many people buy the national team tracksuit.”
I’m not sure, and I could be wrong. What about the shirt? Yes. But I doubt many people buy tracksuits. They’re dressed properly in tracksuits. It’s appropriate.”
Poyet’s remarks come as his contract with Greece is set to end in December, and it is uncertain whether a renewal is a foregone conclusion.
That is despite Greece having already secured a berth in the playoffs by winning five of their six UEFA Nations League matches last year.
Although Greece have made significant progress under Poyet, they lost the away fixtures with France and Netherlands without scoring a goal, and the most notable of Poyet’s 10 victories was arguably the one in Dublin on Friday.