Stelios Giannakopolous

Where is Stelios now?

After a six year stint in the English Premier League, Stelios Giannakopolous returned to his native Greece with Larissa and retired from playing in 2009.

A legend in his homeland after helping the national team win Euro 2004 he was appointed president of the Greek Player’s Football Association in 2010 but left the role after two years.

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Stelios took on his first managerial position in August 2012 when he was appointed head coach of former club Paniliakos in the Greek second division.

His tenure was short lived as he was sacked by the club in 2013 after a run if poor results.

In November 2015 it was reported that Stelios was part of a consortium to takeover struggling Bolton Wanderers.

The bid was in competition with former Bolton player Dean Holdsworth’s consortium’s bid but was unsuccessful and evenutally lost out to Holdsworth’s Sports Shield company.

In February 2016, Stelios made a return to football management with Greek second division side AE Kifisia.

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Stelios: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBolton Wanderers, Hull City

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