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Soccer coach axed near season’s end

Super League club Atromitos Athens, currently hovering four points above the relegation zone with four games remaining, has sacked its Argentinean coach Guillermo Hoyos. Hoyos’s dismissal, the latest in a series of sackings in Greece’s top soccer league this season, was attributed to the failure of the majority of Latin American players brought by him to the club last summer. Rumors were rife over the past month about the Argentine’s imminent sacking, but the timing of the decision, just weeks ahead of the season’s finale, did come as a surprise. Atromitos faces Aris, currently fourth in the Super League, in the cup semifinals. A successor has not yet been named, but it is considered almost certain that former Asteras Tripolis coach Paulo Campos will take over. Campos, who helped Asteras rise from the third division to one of the Super League’s leading spots this season before being sacked weeks ago, has reportedly reached an agreement with Atromitos.