As it happens regularly in these cases this move fueled rumours. Because if you talk to anyone linked with PAOK will tell you how important it is for the club to demonstrate their own members inside.
Makis Gagatsis has the privilege or not to be named Gagatsis. A privilege because being within the football industry from a very young age he learned how to think as a 40-year-old man since he has been involved at PAOK at the age of 27. The disadvantage though is that despite being innocent he has to face his father's enemies.
During Savvidis's era the only high profile member who was not criticised at PAOK was Gagatsis. But who is Makis Gagatsis? As a journalist, what I know is that whatever you listen to from his mouth it is a fact.
He is the typical man who is ambitious but he's got the chance to prove himself. He does not get knee-jerk reactions, he does not provoke, he does not blame others inside PAOK, even though he knows much. He will chose to speak to anyone face to face without causing any misunderstanding.
He respects the hierarchy within the club, he does not intervene in others' job and generally he hasn't got any bad moments as a member at PAOK board.
This article does not have to do with a Gagatsis's hymn, but it reflects the reality for an executive who just carries on his shoulders the name of his father.
It is not a coincidence though that despite being a Zagorakis's revelation (he was the one who brought him to PAOK) when Vryzas was hired, he did not get involved in any controversy with him despite his clash with his predecessor. And this despite the pressure from a part of fans which was severe.
For Savvidis, whose got the Cypriot Aggelidis as a chairman, a powerful member as the Russian Gontzareva, the presence of a man who knows the club very well in a key role is vital.
And what we are aware of for a long time is that after becoming a vice-chairman, Gagatsis may be promoted as a chairman in the future. When the time comes...