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.
Stevens has said that PAOK is a club representing hard work and he is extremely overjoyed to join them as a manager. The club president Zisis Vryzas for also expressed his delight at being able to bring in a manager of the stature of Stevens to the club. After starting his coaching career with Roda JC, he moved to Schalke in 1996 for his first spell at the club. It was a hugely successful spell that saw the club win the UEFA cup and two German cups during his regime. He has also managed several other clubs across Europe like Hamburg, PSV Eindhoven, and Salzburg.
"PAOK are a club representing hard work – I have always felt at home with such teams. Our goal is to help PAOK go forward. We will do everything in our power to create a competitive team that the fans can embrace," said Stevens. "A coach of Huub Stevens's stature has agreed to lead PAOK to a better future. He believes in hard work and discipline and has a lot of success in top leagues to show for this," said club president Zisis Vryzas. Stevens can also look forward to taking part in the Champions League with PAOK.