"After a disappointing year we decided to rebuild our team. It was not an easy task for the managers and the players of PAOK to overcome difficulties in that short period. But they did it in the best way and that is why they deserve my congratulations. PAOK is present again in the Europa League group stage and the draw result gives us the chance to praise the team in the "heart" of Europe and even further.
I'm happy that we did this all together, with the fans by our side. I dream of becoming a united family and our fans support us in a descent way. Our targets are still away. There is no other road but success. I look forward to visiting great stadiums with PAOK and feel proud of being there. I want our fans to help us improve our European profile" Ivan Savvidis said.