By John Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Christos Stavropoulos announced via a lengthy post on his personal Facebook account that he left Olympiacos. Emiliano Carchia first reported his decision and AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan confirmed that Stavropoulos is the new GM of the club.
“It’s an honor and a pleasure to start working for a historical institution like Olimpia Milan. I want to thank Mr. Giorgio Armani and Mr. Leo Dell’Orco for their trust. The new era, under Ettore Messina leadership, will be based on a lot of work and very few words”, said Stavropoulos.
Stavropoulos attended the University of Trieste and lived in Italy. In 2000, he returned to Greece to take up the position of sports director of Olympiacos. A year later, he became general manager, then managing director and again in 2005 general manager until 2019. Under his leadership, Olympiacos won the EuroLeague in 2012 and 2013, the 2013 Intercontinental Cup, won three times the Greek championship (2012, 2015 and 2016) and three times the Greek Cup (2002, 2010, 2011). The Olympiacos reached the Final Four also in 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2017