Thursday, June 24, 2010

Αντίο Otto! Ευχαριστούμε, Danke, Thank You!!! Ethniki Ellados Geia sou!

Ευχαριστούμε Όττο! Thank you Otto!

"They were nine glorious years,...The circle is closed today and I am pleased to have achieved so much with you,"  
Otto Rehhagel, Greece's coach for the last 9 years, speaking to the Greek players before they returned to Greece yesterday...

Often referred to as 'King' Otto for masterminding Greece's Galanolefki triumph in the European Championship of 2004 and helping to make 2004 the Year of Greece, Otto Rehhagel resigned as coach yesterday along with his Global Greek assistant Yiannis Topalidis, after the match with Argentina's Albiceleste! 

We agree, they have been 9 glorious years for Greece's Ethniki Ellados!  

They did so well and even though they didn't get any further in this year's World Cup in South Africa, they left with their heads held high. They did their best and that's all we can expect! 

We're proud of our Greek team, and we're proud of their achievements. A huge thank you-efharisto to them and to Coach Otto Rehhagel for the wonderful journey they have given us since those incredible, unforgettable days in June and July of 2004.

We thank our friend Otto for helping make the Greek team    European Football Champions and for making us so incredibly proud to be Greek wherever in the world we happened to be!!! 

It was a marvellous journey. 

Whether you were a fan of soccer or just a lover of Greece and all it stands for, it was a wonderful 9 years and for that we thank him from the bottom of our hearts and dedicate the video below to him!
From all of us in the Global Greek World we wish our favourite German, but honorary Greek, Otto Rehhagel all the very best and hope that he will stay with us in Greece... 

The team he helped build, we're sure, would love to have him here watching and advising.

For the moment though...

Αντίο Otto! Ευχαριστούμε, Danke, Thank You!!!

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