Maccabi Tel Aviv extended Coach Iaonnis Sfairopoulos’s contract until the end of the 2021/22 season, plus a one year option. Since coming on board November 2018, Sfairopoulos has turned the club around, with a 9-4 Euroleague record to date and a perfect 10-0 record in the Israeli league. Last season, the 52 year old helped lead the Yellow & Blue to the Israeli league title.
“I am very happy to extend the collaboration with a such a big historical club such as Maccabi Tel Aviv”, said coach Giannis Sfairopoulos after signing the extension, adding: “I would like to thank the owners of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv for trusting me and giving me the chance to continue to fight for the club’s glory”.
“I would also like to thank the team players, all my colleagues, the management, the coaches, doctors, physios and the office staff – they all work hard and together we try to bring wins and titles for Maccabi”, the coach continued and emphasized: “I am very proud that I will continue to be part of the Maccabi family and I am very excited that together with our great fans we will continue to write big history for Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv”.
“I think that signing coach Sfairopoulos on a long term deal fits our strategy”, said sports director Nikola Vujcic. “It shows that Giannis shares 100% the Maccabi DNA basketball-wise and personality-wise. His connection with the essence of the club, the fans and the maccabi moto – we always believe and never give up – is Absolut. I’m happy today and I know that our fans are happy too and this is very important for all of us. Yalla maccabi”.