STEVENS IN AT PAOK

PAOK, who finished as the runners up in the Greek super league last season, have managed to bring in Dutchman Huub Stevens as their new coach for next season.

The 59-year-old will be arriving in Greece next week and will be formally signing a new contract. The Dutchman is a very experienced manager, who will be looking to win the league title with PAOK next season. The 59-year-old as managed the likes of Schalke in his several years as a manager. Giorgos Georgiadis managed to lead the side successfully into the play-offs after replacing Giorgos Donis, who departed in April.

MICHEL IN AT OLYMPIAKOS

The former Sevilla manager Michel has been appointed as the new Olympiakos manager after the team suffered only their first league defeat of the season.

Olympiakos have been one of the best teams in the Greek football over the last few years. They are unsurprisingly top of the table, but they recently suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Atromitos. After having taken the decision to appoint Michel as the new manager of the team, the board did not take long to announce the appointment officially. The 49-year-old will be taking charge of the team hoping to get them to title success.

PANATHINAIKOS UNHAPPY

The Panathinaikos club president Giannis Alafouzos has criticised the decision taken by the Greek football Association to name the referee Stavros Mantolos for the upcoming derby match against Olympiakos Pireaus.

GREEKS FALL TO ARSENAL

Olympiakos Piraeus has been defeated by Arsenal in a Champions League match played at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. Arsenal won the match by a profound margin of 3-1. This was the second match for Arsenal in the ongoing Champions League and the Gunners have come out victorious in both the matches.

As this match was going to be played at the home ground of Arsenal, so, a huge number of Arsenal supporters were expected to turn up and that’s what exactly happened. More than 60,000 people turned up to cheer for the Gunners on Thursday and they were thoroughly entertained.

OLYMPIAKOS FALL SHORT

The German club Schalke managed to complete a stunning Champions League away victory after claiming a 2-1 win over the Greek club Olympiakos in the group stages of the competition. Schalke were playing against their Greek opposition looking to get the victory that will put them as one of the favourites to qualify from group.

PANILIAKOS - GLYFADA 0-0

Paniliakos remained undefeated at home this season, with a spirited performance in a goalless draw (0-0) against Glyfada.

Whilst Paniliakos had chances to win the game, not least in the dying minutes when they managed to hit the crossbar with a barrage of attacks led by Tafarlis. The dismissal of Nikolopoulos for a second yellow card on 90 minutes didn't help.

Glyfada had the ball in the back of the net on 73 minutes, through Karachaliou, but thankfully the goal was ruled out for the Greek striker being marginally offside.

GREEK GAMES POSTPONED

It looks as though Paniliakos' first-team will be having a weekend off, with the games scheduled for this weekend due to be postponed by the league in protest at a new law the government are bringing in.

With the credit crisis hitting the Greeks hard, the government has brought in a tranch of new laws which will make tracking all he money in the game much more transparent, and allow them to ensure that there aren't any dodgy 'pocket transactions'.

Best Performance Yet

Paniliakos played well in their latest friendly, but even that couldn't stop them from being defeated 3-1. Whilst the scoreline tells its own story, it was a much better performance by Paniliakos, who deserved more from the game.

Paniliakos faced their strongest opposition of the season in the friendly, against Super League team Levadiakos at the Municipal Stadium Livadia.

PANATHINAIKOS BOOK CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PLACE

Panathinaikos FC have booked their place in the next seasons Champions League after a 2-0 win. Gilberto Silva, who is set to leave Panathinaikos after three years in Athens said: "I am very happy we managed to achieve our goal, a Champions League spot. However, I would have preferred to part company with Panathinaikos after having won another title."

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