Stramaccioni Panathinaikos Coach
Panathinaikos, however, suffered a bad start to this season and failed to reach the money-spinning Champions League group stages, while falling behind Olympiacos at home. TweetPinShare0 Shares ATHENS – Panathinaikos’ soccer club has named former Inter Milan and Udinese boss Andrea Stramaccioni as its new coach in a bid to catch arch-rival Olympiacos in the Greek league.Strammaccioni, 39, signed a two-year deal to take over from Yiannis Anastasiou, who left by mutual consent as the revolving door of coaches in the Greek league continued.“I’m really happy and proud to be at this club,” Stramaccioni said in a statement on the club’s website. “I’m in the right place for the work I want to do and prove to the people who have brought me here that I can meet the demands required.“I do not want to make big promises; this is something I don’t do generally. The only thing I pledge is that I will give the best I can to take this club where it wants to go…“I am coming in mid-way during the season and this is difficult because there is no time but much work to be done – starts for the derby coming up fast.”Stramaccioni jumps right into it when the Greens take on Olympiacos on Nov. 21 as the Reds are pulling away in the league, leading their rivals by eight points.