Igor Tudor removed as Manager after using Tough Words
Posted On April 15, 2016
Igor Tudor has had to pay the price of using some tough words for his players as he has been removed as the manager of Salonika.
The club has, however, stressed that it’s not the only factor which has caused Tudor lose his job and he has been axed more because of the unfavourable outcomes in the recent matches.
But, Tudor was not even one year into the job and with the fact that he had had a 3-year deal; nobody could have anticipated such a quick removal of his. The ‘outcomes’, as stated in the club’s media release, had obviously not been the greatest, but, still, it was not the perfect time for the assessment of his position.
And, that’s why, one just can’t help imagining that it’s actually those statements of the manager, which were made following another loss last weekend, they were not taken well in the inner circles and it dictated the club’s decision to put the 37-year old out of charge.
Tudor’s words in that interview of his had hinted that he reckons some of his players are overrated and that they are probably not as good as the stars of Olympiakos and that irked everyone including the owners as well who up until that point were putting their weight behind Tudor.
Salonika couldn’t have the most ideal of the seasons in 2014-15 either, but, they had still ended with respectable numbers and had remained behind Olympiakos, the champions, by just 13 points.
But, in the ongoing season, their margin with Olympiakos is of 32 points already as the Red-Whites have raced to 76 points in 27 games and are on their way to win the League again, 6th time on the trot.
Actually, in the last one and half decades, Olympiakos has missed out on the title just once i.e. in 2010 when they were the runners up. Barring that, they have been the lone dominator in Greek Football.
As far as Salonika is concerned, their last Greek League title had come in 1985.