Jose Luis Mendilibar Wins The Conference League With Olympiacos a Season After He Won The Europa League With Sevilla

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Olympiacos manager, Jose Luis Mendilibar, won two European titles with two different clubs after Olympiacos historically secured the European Conference League against Fiorentina.

The Spanish manager won the Europa League with Sevilla in the 2022–23 season after the La Liga giant defeated Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma.

Sevilla won the game via penalty on May 31, 2023. On his way to winning the Europa League in 2023, the manager defeated Manchester United on a 5-3 aggregate.

Sevilla also defeated Juventus in the semi-finals of the 2022-23 Europa League season.

Jose Luis Mendilibar

However, Mendilibar was sacked after a series of poor results in the 2023–24 Spanish La Liga season winning two matches out of eight.

The manager was hired as the Olympiacos manager on February 12, 2024, and he proceeded to help the Olympiacos team become the first Greek team to win a European Competition.

How Olympiacos Defeated Fiorentina in the Final of the European Conference League

Olympiacos got their first chance in the game in the 4th minute, with Podence firing a low shot which was directed towards the Fiorentina goal post.

Fiorentina went ahead in the 9th minute of the game, but it was ruled out for offside by VAR. Four minutes later, Fiorentina had another chance on goal, but they were not clinical enough.

In the 25th minute of the game, Olympiacos had a chance through Podence, but his powerful header was not enough to put the Greek giant ahead in the final.

Fiorentina defender Milenkovic had a chance to score a goal in the 65th minute with a powerful header, but it went wide.

Ayoub El Kaabi was the hero of the game scored in the first 116 minutes of the game. Despite the fact that Fiorentina were the better team in the game, El Kaabi’s beautiful header was enough to win the game. 

The Fiorentina side, who dominated the game, couldn’t believe their eyes after seeing El Kaabi convert the chance.

Fiorentina had lost two European Conference League finals. Recall that they lost to West Ham in the 2022–23 Conference League due to Jarrod Bowen’s late goal.

Jose Luis Mendilibar Style of Play

The manager prefers his team to clear the ball into the opponent half, which he believes is the best tactical approach to scoring goals. Mendilibar wants his players to chase long balls against opposite sides.

The Spanish manager also prefers his team to be physical and try everything possible to win duels. Also, the manager loves his players to play from the back and get balls to wingers for the progressiveness of the ball, which helps to pin opponents to the back.

Jose Luis Mendilibar Trophies

The Spanish manager won the Europa League with Sevilla in the 2022–23 season and the European Conference League with Olympiacos in the 2023–24 season.

Jose Luis Mendilibar Salary

It was revealed that the manager earns an annual income of €1.5 million as the manager of the Greek giant Olympiacos. 

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