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Asteras Tripolis sacks coach Dermitzakis

Asteras Tripolis announced the sacking of its manager Pavlos Dermitzakis on May 17, following the soccer club’s relegation from the Super League.

The Greek coach failed to improve the Peloponnesian team’s game, and instead saw it finish third from bottom.

Dermitzakis fired a parting shot during a press conference the following day, saying, «We had a good quantity of players, as many as 34 of them, but the quality was limited.»

Asteras Tripolis still has some hopes of staying up as Iraklis may not be relegated purely for not receiving a license to play in the Super League, but through the deduction of seven points from the regular season for allegedly forging tax documents, meaning that Asteras could avoid the drop.

Should Asteras manage to retain its Super League status, its owners are considering bringing in a well-known coaching name, such as former Cyprus manager Angelos Anastasiadis or Dusan Bajevic, according to reports.