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Markets and the profile of the coach that the Greens are looking for

Markets and the profile of the coach that the Greens are looking for

Panathinaikos has already started to gather the market by studying the cases of coaches who have worked in the “big” leagues and deal mainly with the Spanish, Portuguese and German market.

The entire Panathinaikos organization is fully focused on the Greek Betson Cup final match on Saturday (25/5) against Aris at Panthessalikos Stadium, in one of the most important matches of the “Greens” in recent years. This is because, apart from the second division cup of Greek football, this particular game has now also developed into… a European final for the ‘clover’ (and for the people of Thessaloniki).

Either (by winning the cup) at least part of this season will be salvaged – after failure in the league – creating a perspective for the next season, with the second best Greek “ticket” and a presence in the Europa League qualifiers, or it will end in a very painful way, with a disastrous season for Panathinaikos, which It will set him back many years. Things are now very tense, but they are also very clear for the Greens, after what happened over the past month and a half.

Meanwhile, the search for the next team coach has begun at Panathinaikos. Away from work and the work of the football department, in the clover they began the preparations for the next day, in order to weigh all the facts and “shut down” the new coach of the team early.

In the summer it will be “difficult” anyway and will involve a lot of changes (hopefully not… sweeping and logical “Zylon’s delirium” again) and certainly little time to settle the open fronts, if the “Greens” secure a European ticket and start their matches as of From July 25, starting in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.

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The role that Papademetriou should play

The “Greens” have already begun to gather the market by studying the cases of coaches who have worked in the “big” leagues and it will certainly benefit the club many times over if the team’s head coach, Giannis Papadimitriou, plays a major role. In the search process set from the beginning, who has the relevant experience and “meticulousness” in finding coaches (his choices were Razvan Lucescu at Xanthi and Matias Almeida at AIK).

After all, this will be the logical (and correct in football) sequence and process, and not a direct choice on the part of Giannis Alfouzou, based on suggestions… from friends and acquaintances, as happened last December, and as a result, the group “bathed” the recruitment term. .

A trainer with a known value and a specific weight

Hopefully, the suffering will now become… lessons, and it seems that at Panathinaikos they do not intend to return to “betting” procedures or options that will lack footballing logic and “connection” with modern football either. Such as data that already exists in the team.

The goal at the moment in “Clover” is to sign a coach with a known value, specific weight and CV, but not of an “advanced” age like Bologna or Terem. But with a more modern logic and philosophy that will be able to match the club’s mood and profile.

Mainly in Spain, but also in Portugal and Germany

The markets addressed by the “Greens” in the first phase are mainly Spanish, but also Portuguese and German, while at the same time information indicates that the first contacts (such as interviews) have already been made through teleconferences with potential targets, to draw up the final list. .

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At Panathinaikos, they would ideally like to conclude the matter of the new coach – who, after all, is the most important in the entire planning for the coming year and the final selection must be… 101% accurate – by the first week of last June, in order Run the layout quickly.

Hopefully, of course, they will have, as of Saturday night (25/5), secured a European “ticket” via the Cup, which actually plays an important role for the “candidates”. What’s more, since the “Greens” want to knock on the doors of “strong” names…