Greek league leaders Olympiakos savagely sack Paulo Bento

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 07 March 2017, 10:15

Imagine the absolute outrage if Antonio Conte, who is currently 10 points clear at the summit of the Premier League with Chelsea, was suddenly and inexplicably given the boot. Well, spare a thought for Paulo Bento who has been savagely sacked by Olympiakos - a club that leads the Greek Super League by six points.

Last month Claudio Ranieri was axed by Leicester City only nine months after winning the Premier League title. Was the sacking harsh? Yes, undoubtedly, but there was no hiding the fact that the Foxes were enduring a torrid run of form which had left the defending champions dangling dangerously above the dreaded drop zone.

But, given what Ranieri had achieved in that most staggering of seasons, his sacking two weeks ago was (until now) rightly viewed as the harshest managerial departure of the 2016/17 campaign.

Olympiakos saw that sacking and have subsequently eclipsed it.

Just a week after backing boss Bento with the dreaded vote of confidence, the Greek giants have scorned their boss after opting to wield the axe following a third straight league loss.

Bento only bagged the job seven months ago, replacing Victor Sanchez just two matches into the current campaign.

Paulo Bento at Chelsea

Olympiakos had already showed their capacity for ruthlessness back in August when Sanchez was sent packing after less than two months in charge, following the club's Champions League exit in the third qualifying round.

Bento, the former Portugal manager, came in and went on to amass a win percentage of 68%, losing only six of his 37 matches at the helm up until his departure on Monday.

Whoever succeeds Bento, and becomes the club's third boss of the season, has the opportunity to win a treble, with Olympiakos still in contention for league, Greek Cup, and Europa League glory.

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