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Vryzas takes over at troubled Greek club PAOK

THESSALONIKI, Greece – Former Greece striker Zisis Vryzas has taken over as chairman of troubled football club PAOK, a day after former teammate Theo Zagorakis stepped down.

The 38-year-old Vryzas was formally appointed Friday, taking over the club which is currently fourth in the league and faces Udinese on Feb. 16 in the Europa League.

Zagorakis, who captained Greece to success at the 2004 European Championship, quit Thursday after PAOK was eliminated by Atromitos in the Greek Cup quarterfinals.

He was credited with rescuing the club’s finances, though PAOK remains under a June 30 deadline from UEFA to show further improvement or face a European competition ban.

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