Atromitos hires manager Nikos Anastopoulos

Super League high-flyer Atromitos announced on Monday the hiring of Greek coach Nikos Anastopoulos to replace resigned Dusan Bajevic.

Anastopoulos had unexpectedly resigned last week from the managerial post at OFI Crete after a relatively successful spell in the Iraklio club.

The 55-year-old manager signed his contract on Monday and had his first training session with the Atromitos players later in the day.

Reports have also linked former OFI striker Vangelis Mantzios with a move to the Peristeri team, suggesting Anastopoulos has asked for his signing.

Atromitos lies joint third in the league table along with Asteras Tripolis after the first half of the season.