29.05.2018 22:01 h

France's Ismael appointed coach at Greek side Apollon Smyrni

French coach Valerien Ismael has signed a two-year contract with Apollon Smyrni for an undisclosed fee, the Greek Super League club announced Tuesday.

The 42-year-old Ismael takes over from Giorgos Paraschos who was fired earlier this month after the Athens club finished 14th in the 16-team top flight.

Ismael, who had spells at Hannover 96, Bayern Munich, Werder Bremen, Strasbourg, Lens and Crystal Palace in his playing days, took charge VfL Wolfsburg for 17 matches last season.

He steered the Bundesliga side to six wins, one draw and 10 losses.