Maccabi appoint Sfairopoulos
Ioannis Sfairopoulos has been hired as head coach of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, the Israeli club announced on Sunday…
Ioannis Sfairopoulos has found his next coaching job after the Greek bench-boss was announced as the next head coach of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv on Sunday.
Sfairopoulos’ appointment followed Maccabi’s announcement that the club had parted ways with Neven Spahija after the Israeli giants’ dismal 1-6 start in the EuroLeague. Maccabi also announced that their cooperation with Sfairopoulos will extend through to the end of the 2019/2020 season.
Speaking of his appointment, Sfairopoulos admitted he’s excited to get back to work in an interview with Maccabi’s official website. "I’m very proud to be a part of such a big club with a glorious tradition like Maccabi Tel Aviv," Sfairopoulos told Maccabi.co.il.
"I want to thank the team owners, the management and anyone who made this happen and had trust in me to be the head coach of Maccabi. To the fans, I want to say that I will do everything in my power for us to succeed. Now it's the time to work hard with all the players to change the situation of the team. I believe in the team and in this roster and I have complete faith in them. We will fight together. The players and I have to be ready to give 100%, now is not the time for additional words but for work and actions."
Sfairopoulos, who was not re-signed by Olympiacos at the end of last season, is expected to make his debut on the Maccabi bench in the EuroLeague midweek against Anadolu Efes.
Although Maccabi already faced Olympiacos in the EuroLeague this season, Sfairopoulos will have the chance to face his former employers when Olympiacos make the trek to Tel Aviv on 7 February.