There is no doubt that the champion Maccabi Tel Aviv Not used to being in this situation. It has been a long time since the departure of Vladimir Ivitch and the team, which usually managed to easily add foreign coaches who dragged the club to successes – still left without the man on the lines. However, this morning (Thursday), according to the Greek media “protathlima”, Giorgos Donis signed at the club.
“Donis was one of many candidates and CEO Jack Angelidis was the one who chose him,” the report said. Donis, 50, left Panathinaikos after about two years. Remember, about two and a half weeks ago The coach confirmed His candidacy in an interview in his homeland and said that things can happen.
The Greek played five years in the Panathinaikos uniform and won two championships, three trophies and twice in the local Super Cup. As a coach he won, among other things, a double over Apoel Nicosia in 2014 and added another championship in 2017/18, as well as a trophy with AEK Athens.
Donis’ first test is expected in two days when the champions host Hapoel Beer Sheva, which holds the trophy for the first game of the “Champions of Champions”. There is no doubt that they are facing him Many challenges In light of the uneasy summer and the staff changes along with the financial fair-play cloud that still hovers over the club.