Speaking to an Uruguayan newspaper, Sergio Markarian explained why he accepted the offer of Greek FA.
"Whoever starts a new project, has a challenge ahead of him", he said. "The truth is that the situation for Greece is not good at this point. The expectations are low, there is no confidence and the hopes are few, but we want to reverse the situation, thinking about the future".
Markarian will travel to Athens next week and his contract, that expires in December 2015, will automatically be renewed if Greece qualifies for Euro 2016.