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Bajevic walks out on Olympiacos

Published: Wednesday 1 June 2005, 19.56CET
Dusan Bajevic has resigned just one week after leading Olympiacos CFP to a league and cup double in Greece.

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Published: Wednesday 1 June 2005, 19.56CET

Bajevic walks out on Olympiacos

Dusan Bajevic has resigned just one week after leading Olympiacos CFP to a league and cup double in Greece.

Olympiacos CFP head coach Dusan Bajevic has resigned one week after leading the club to a league and cup double in Greece.

Board meeting
Bajevic made his decision two hours after the Greek club's board of administration met to decide the coach's future. Speculation had been mounting about the coach's future over the past few days, with a number of people questioning the club's European performances after Olympiacos failed to progress beyond the UEFA Champions League group stage and were knocked out of the UEFA Cup in the Round of 16.

Bajevic statement
"It appears that my work with the squad was not important enough, although in the last few days there has been much talk about my future," said Bajevic. "In order to make things easier for everybody, I asked the administration to release me from my contract. I believe that the most important ingredient of a squad's success is the solidarity among its members, which would not have existed next season had I remained in charge - and the last thing I want to do is to create a split."

Second spell
Bajevic took over Olympiacos – for the second time – in July 2004 and led them to the Alpha Ethniki title and Greek Cup. In his first spell in Piraeus, which lasted from July 1996 until November 1999, he guided the team to three consecutive league titles, a Greek cup in 1999 and to the Champions League quarter-finals in 1998/99.

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