Sa Pinto resigns from Atromitos bench

Former Portugal international Ricardo Sa Pinto tendered his resignation as coach of Super League club Atromitos on Thursday after 18 league games in charge.

Sa Pinto, 42, was hired by the Athens club before the match againt Olympiakos at Peristeri which Atromitos won 1-0, and departed that after Wednesday’s 2-1 loss in the return fixture at Olympiakos.

Under-20 team coach Giorgos Korakakis will sit on the Atromitos bench as a caretaker for the game at Veria this weekend.

On the contrary, PAOK coach Angelos Anastasiadis, who had resigned on Wednesday after the Thessaloniki club’s 3-1 defeat at OFI Crete, will remain on the bench at least for the big game against Olympiakos on Sunday.