By Aris Barkas/ firstname.lastname@example.org
With Olympiacos being relegated to the second division of Greece, a new era has officially started. The club presented the logo and the name of the second team which will consist of an entirely different roster and will play in the Greek second division and the Greek cup.
The official name of the team which will compete in the second division is “Olympiacos B – Development team” and the most prominent name which is included in the roster is 18 years old NBA prospect Aleksej Pokusevski.
Olympiacos seems to be okay with the idea of the second team competing in the second division with no plans of gaining promotion to the top league. On the other hand, according to the Greek federation rules, the senior team can’t compete in the Greek Cup, since it doesn’t play in any domestic competition. Olympiacos will use the development team also in the Greek Cup, and practically that means even less official games for the senior team.