SPORTS

PAOK lets coach Havos go

PAOK announced the end of its cooperation with its manager Makis Havos on May 26, following the end of the Super League playoffs.

The Thessaloniki club suggested it would not renew the Greek’s contract, even though his spell on the PAOK bench was relatively successful given his limited experience after taking over as caretaker coach last fall.

PAOK thanked Havos for his contribution to the club this season and wished him the best of luck for the rest of his career.

Unconfirmed reports suggest Havos is close to being hired by Asteras Tripolis, where he worked as an assistant coach in 2008-09.

PAOK is now starting its search for a foreign coach of a certain caliber but no names have yet emerged as candidates.

The club is also bidding farewell to Bosnian striker Zlatan Muslimovic, who played his last game with PAOK on May 25 against Olympiakos Volou and even scored one of the team’s goals.

Upon celebrating his goal, Muslimovic revealed a jersey under his shirt that read «Once PAOK, always PAOK.»

Also on May 26, Larissa confirmed the hiring of Chris Coleman, the former manager of Fulham, Real Sociedad and Coventry City.