More coaching changes than matchdays in the Superleague
There have been a total of seven coaching changes in the Greek Superleague after just five rounds of play.
This past weekend saw three Greek Superleague teams sack their respective coaches including Akis Mantzios of Apollon Smyrnis, Besnik Hasi of Olympiacos, and Jacky Mathijssen of Larissa, who was fired after just 11 days in charge. Apollon Smyrnis sit last in the table after a weekend loss to Platanias, along with Larissa, who were handed a 4-1 defeat away to Panionios last weekend. Olympiacos’ failure to record a win in their third consecutive league outing after a 3-2 derby loss to AEK, saw Besnik Hasi bid farewell to the Erythrolefki.
PAOK were the first team to sack their coach this season as Stanojevic was released during the off-season and former Xanthi boss Razvan Lucescu took over. Dimitris Eleftheropoulos of Kerkyra departed the club after just one league fixture due to personal reasons, before Asteras Tripolis’ Staikos Vergetis was fired after the Arcades’ poor start to the season.
Larissa have already proceed to two coaching changes this season after Andre Paus was sacked on September 14th only for Jacky Mathijssen to take over and be sacked on September 25th.
The result? The Superleague has already seen seven coaching changes after just five rounds of play which translates into more coaching changes than rounds played to start the 2017/18 Superleague season.