Lymberopoulos resigns from Panathinaikos
Earlier today, Panathinaikos’ technical director Nikos Lymberopoulos submitted his letter of resignation with the club accepting his request and proceeded to an official statement.
“Panathinaikos FC announces the termination of their partnership with the club’s current technical director, Nikos Lyberopoulos. We thank Nikos for his contributions to our club and want to wish him good luck in his career” was the official statement put out by the club after Lymberopoulos’ resignation.
Nikos Lymberopoulos stepped down as he could not oversee the numerous problems the club currently faces with Berg’s case putting the icing on the cake. Although he handled the situation well, negotiating with Al Ain for the player’s transfer (wanted to make sure Panathinaikos receives a decent amount of money), the higher up officials wanted the deal to go through no matter the cost so the club can have some sort of cash flow.
The administration was not satisfied with Lymberopoulos’ stern stance on the matter causing further ruckus within the club. Lymberopoulos stated “under these conditions I cannot work. If things do not change with the football club there is not chance that I will return.”
After the resignation, fans stormed the offices of Panathinaikos showing their frustration with the administration while breaking windows and kafedes. The fans demanded answers, the resignation of Giannis Alafouzos, and pleaded for Ouzounidis to remain at the club as rumours stated that Lymberopoulos’ decision put Ouzounidis himself into second thoughts.
The season has already started off in catastrophic fashion due to budget cuts and administration instability ultimately leaving both the technical team and players in a difficult situation ahead. It seems as if one of Greece’s most historic clubs is falling apart as every man is waiting for their turn to jump off the ship while the administration remains completely absent, MIA...