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Vazakas steps down at Panionios

Published: Sunday 17 April 2005, 0.41CET
Georgios Vazakas has resigned as coach of Greek side Panionios NFC following the 2-1 home defeat by Iraklis FC.

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Published: Sunday 17 April 2005, 0.41CET

Vazakas steps down at Panionios

Georgios Vazakas has resigned as coach of Greek side Panionios NFC following the 2-1 home defeat by Iraklis FC.
Georgios Vazakas has resigned as coach of Greek side Panionios NFC following the 2-1 home defeat by Iraklis FC on Saturday.

'No hope'
"Our goal was to qualify for next season's UEFA Cup," said 44-year-old Vazakas, who had led tenth-placed Panionios to six wins, nine draws and seven defeats since taking over from Karol Pecze in October. "After our defeat today, we have no hope of achieving that. In such cases, the responsibility lies with the head coach and I accept that."

Barbalias in line
The resignation was accepted by the Panionios board, who are expected to install Vazakas's assistant, Dimitrios Barbalias, as caretaker coach for the remaining four league games of the season.

Last updated: 18/04/05 12.33CET

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