Henryk Kasperczak was suddenly dismissed from highflying Super League club Kavala on March 18 and has been replaced by veteran Greek coach Yiannis Matzourakis.
The Polish manager had been working at Kavala on borrowed time for the last few months, with the club even bringing current Palermo coach Serse Cosmi to replace him a few months ago, but Kasperczak stayed on, leading the Macedonian team to fifth spot in the table with four games left to play.
However, certain statements he allegedly made to the Polish media regarding his contract got him into trouble, even though both he and the club refused to confirm the statements were ever made.
The next thing Kasperczak knew was that he had been sacked from the club and replaced by Matzourakis, who has coached nearly half of the Super League clubs in his career, including Olympiakos. T
he Romanian-born Greek took over immediately after his agreement with the club and trained the squad for the first time on the afternoon of March 18. He had also coached Kavala in the 1985-86 season.
Kavala hosts Olympiakos Volou on Sunday evening as the two sides vie for a spot in the Super League playoffs.