An amazing come back
What a strange season that was for Xanthi! Their poor start with Mr. Ouzounidis at the bench was not what the team’s chairman Mr. Panopoulos wanted. He was quickly replaced by Mr. Kostenoglou who also failed to achieve to improve the performances of the team. The move by the eccentric chairman to bring Mr. Ouzounidis back was proven right and Xanthi ended the season in the seventh place which was more appropriate considering their roster. And not only that… They also took a European ticket after PAS Giannina and Panathinaikos failed to get UEFA’s approval for participating in the Europa League.
What an outcome that was if we consider that Xanthi lost the knockout match against Panathinaikos for the sixth place. Their 28 goals: