The former Sevilla manager Michel has been appointed as the new Olympiakos manager after the team suffered only their first league defeat of the season.

Olympiakos have been one of the best teams in the Greek football over the last few years. They are unsurprisingly top of the table, but they recently suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Atromitos. After having taken the decision to appoint Michel as the new manager of the team, the board did not take long to announce the appointment officially. The 49-year-old will be taking charge of the team hoping to get them to title success.

Michel has signed an 18 month contract with the Greek club. Michel has been out of work for only a short time after being recently sacked by the Spanish club Sevilla. The recent departure of Leonardo Jardim have left the club searching for a replacement over the last few weeks. Antonis Nikopolidis had been placed as the interim manager by the club. Now, he will return to take charge of his coaching duties following the arrival of Michel. Olympiakos conceded after just a minute on the clock in the match, but they managed to take the lead just before half-time.

However, two goals by the opposition Atromitos left them stunned as they crashed to defeat. "Olympiakos would like to announce that the new coach of the team, the Spaniard Michel, will be presented to the media," said a statement on the official website of the club. The new manager will not only need to focus on the league position, but he will also have to contend with progressing in the Europa league as well. The team will be facing the Spanish club Levante in the last 32 round of the Europa league. The first trip will be away from home.