By Peter Jones and Mark McManusBoris Johnson’s resignation will leave the Greek football federation, led by former player-turned-president Panos Kammenos, in a precarious position.
What does it mean for Olympiakos, who were last year crowned European champions and are set to play in the final of Euro 2016?
What will the new Greek government do?
A lot, it’s possible to say.
For years, Greece has been on a downward trajectory, and this summer is no exception.
Its record of losing medals at every Olympic event in recent years, which has included three golds in the past eight years, has come to a head with the resignation of the country’s former national coach, Panos Giannakopoulos, in December.
That left the Greek federation without a sporting director.
The federation had been led by Panos’ son-in-law, Panagiotis Tsipras, who has been in charge since 2014.
But Tsipas resigned in January and resigned again on Thursday, the latest in a string of resignations in the country.
With Tsipos gone, the head of the federation’s governing body, the Association of Greek Football Associations, Panastas Tsirouskas, was forced to step down from his position in March, following the arrest of former president, Panayiotis Panagopoulos, and his son- in-law.
The new Greek president, Alexis Tsipolski, has been named the new sporting director and will take charge on July 1.
However, it is unclear whether he will have a real role in the organisation.
As of Thursday, he was still in his role as honorary president of the football association.
And he will also continue to oversee the organisation, according to the association’s website.
Greece’s federation president Panos Katsiridis told the AFP news agency on Thursday that Tsipkoski’s resignation was necessary, given the situation in Greece.
“I have the utmost confidence in the president’s decision,” he said.
“But, he must make a decision that will ensure the federation has a sporting head and a sporting president.”
Is this the beginning of a Greek football renaissance?
The country has lost a number of its international stars over the past few years.
In 2014, Greece won gold at the Athens Olympics.
In 2016, it won silver at the London Olympics.
In 2014, it also won bronze at the Sydney Olympics, in what was Greece’s first ever gold medal at an international sporting event.
In 2017, it beat Italy in the Olympic basketball tournament and in 2018, it overcame the Netherlands to win silver at Beijing’s Olympic Games.
This was the first time Greece has won a major medal at the Games, and in 2020, the country beat South Korea in the men’s football World Cup.
The 2017 World Cup was a huge success for Greece, but it was also the first major event it lost at the Olympics.
Its first medal at any international sporting competition came at the 1924 Games in London, when Greece lost to Germany.
But Greece is not the only country to have had major sporting setbacks.
In 2008, the Soviet Union, who won its first gold medal in Athens, went to the World Cup, and then lost to Greece.