Olympiakos to honour Valverde return

Olympiakos are set to honour returning former Coach Ernesto Valverde who travels to Greece in charge of Barcelona on Tuesday.

The 53-year-old enjoyed two stints in charge of the Piraeus-based club, winning the league title in each of his three seasons alongside two Greek Cup successes.

“He's back as the boss of Barcelona”, writes Greek newspaper Protathlitis, as cited by Diario AS.

“The fans are more excited by his return than they are of playing against the talent of Lionel Messi.”

The Greek club’s Ultra group Gate 7 is also said to be planning their own pre-game tribute to Valverde, who is held in high regard by the club.

Olympiakos have had a wretched start to their campaign, losing all three of their Champions League group games alongside sitting fifth in their domestic league with three losses from their nine outings.

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