Report: Vitor Pereira could be sacked by Olympiacos for holding secret talks with Rangers

Olympiacos boss Vitor Pereira could be sacked for holding secret talks with Rangers.

According to SAPO in Portugal, Olympiacos boss Vitor Pereira could lose his job - because he held secret talks with Rangers.

Pereira, 46, was Andre Villas-Boas' assistant at Porto, but is now going it alone and recently won the Greek title with Olympiacos despite only arriving in January.

However, The Times reported this week that Pereira had been in 'advanced talks' with Rangers over replacing Stuart McCall at Ibrox, only for the deal to break down when Rangers lost 6-1 on aggregate to Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership play-off final, meaning Rangers will play at least one more season in the second tier.

McCall is under pressure after that defeat and given that his contract expires this summer, Rangers could move on to a new manager - but it had seemed that Pereira was no longer an option after talks broke down.

Now though, SAPO believe that Olympiacos are far from happy with the revelation that Pereira held talks with Rangers, and could now sack him - just weeks after he won the league title.

If that does happen, Pereira would become a free agent; possibly rekindling negotiations with Rangers in what would be an ambitious appointment for the Scottish Championship side.

The Rangers hierarchy are no doubt monitoring Pereira's situation in Greece with great interest, with Olympiacos seemingly furious.

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