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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 27 June 2015
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2015 29 SPORT Olympiakos want Mirallas return Greek champions Olympiakos want to make a move for former player Kevin Mirallas to take the Everton winger back to Greece according to the Liverpool Echo and reports in Greece. The 27-year-old Belgian winger is all set to leave Goodison Park this summer as he looks to play Champions league football. Mirallas played for Olympiakos between 2010 and 2012 until a £6 million move to the Premier League, and reports in Greece are saying that they are ready to make a move for the player. AS Monaco are also interested in Mirallas and could be set to launch a bid. Mirallas is also quoted by www.sdna.gr as saying: "I am always positive in any discussion about my return to Olympiakos in Greece, which is also my second home." Rafik Djebbour is back to AEK Athens AEK Athens announces its agreement with Rafik Djebbour, who will sign a one year contract on July 1 with a renewal option for another year. Rafik Djebbour was born on 8 March 1984 in the French city of Grenoble and began his career at Auxerre. He also played in Belgian club La Louvière and continued his career with a long presence in Greece and specifically in Ethnikos Asteras (2005) Atromitos (2005) Panionios (2007-08) AEK Athens (2008-2010) and Olympiacos (2011-14). After a short spell at the Turkish club Sivasspor in 2013, he returned to Olympiakos and on January he was transferred to Nottingham Forest. Kevin Mirallas: ‘Olympiakos is my second home.’ Mehdi Abeid in Greek return link to Panathinaikos Panathinaikos are showing interest their former loanee Mehdi Abeid after the midfielder was released by Newcastle United. The Algeria international has been placed on the transfer list by the Magpies and could be open to a permanent switch to Greece, where he starred on loan for the Athens club in 2013-14. Abeid scored nine goals in 25 starts for Panathinaikos and was popular with fans of the club, who finished second in the Greek Super League and qualified for Europe via the end of season play-offs. The 22-year-old was last week called up for Algeria's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Seychelles. Djebbour is back to black and yellow. In the season 2014-15 he won the championship title in Cyprus with APOEL. Rafik Djebbur said, after the completion of the agreement with AEK Athens: "I am proud of my return. It's something that I really wanted, there were discussions for some time and I am very pleased to complete the deal. My goal is to win the championship with AEK and to play with AEK jersey at the elite of Champions League. I 'd love to live again glorious moments with the team and I can promise to AEK fans that I'll do my best, giving my 100 per cent to fulfill our goals". Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou 50-50 to sign for Fenerbahce Fenerbahce are in talks to sign Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou, according to the player's agent. Panagiotis Galariotis has said that Mitroglou wants to leave Craven Cottage, after making just three appearances since signing in 2014. The Lilywhites paid a fee of £12m for the Greece international, and are reportedly hoping to sell him for the same price. “For some time Fenerbahce and Fulham are in negotiations about Kostas. Everyone knows,” Galariotis told Get West London. “The claim that Kostas does not want to go to Istanbul is not true. He is a professional and Istanbul is a beautiful city. The chances are 50-50. The point is to for the two clubs to strike a deal.” Mitroglou played under current Fenerbahce manager Vitor Pereira while on loan at Olympiacos last season. Igor Tudor takes PAOK reins for three seasons PAOK FC announced that Igor Tudor has been appointed at the helm of the team, signing a three year deal. The coaching staff will consist of his four assistants. The Croatian tactician belongs to the youngest generation of European football coaches. Born on 16 April 1978, he started his managerial career relatively ear- ly, as he also had to hang up his playing boots early due to recurring injuries. In 2009, at the age of 31, he first sat on the bench of HNK Hajduk Split as assistant to Italian coach Edoardo Reja. When Reja signed for SS Lazio, Tudor left his post but remained with the Split club. In 2011 he started coaching at the youth ranks of the club and, one year later, he was promoted to first coach of their U17 squad. Simultaneously, he served as assistant coach of the national team of Croatia, under the guidance of head coach Igor Stimac. His experience in the academies and his strong personality led HNK Hajduk Split to trust him with the reins of senior team - a side relying on many young home - grown players due to their dire financial situation. In his first season as head coach, he led his troops to the Croatian Cup triumph in their two - legged tie against NK Lokomotiva. He rendered his resignation in the end of 2014-15 season, after his pupils finished third in the league.
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