"My case is strictly professional. Ι work in a customs agency for years like my father did. Capital Controls changed the data and I sustain my family with my job not by refereeing. I'll never become a professional, to live through refereeing. I'll resign on Monday and that's why I didnt accept another position. It's strictly professional. They honoured me but I can't continue due to professional reasons. I couldn't handle all this pressure and deal with refereeing 24hours a day" said Tsachilidis.
About the decapitation from the presidency: "They imagine fairytales. I don't care about what they say. I cooperated with Mr Karamelidis and had an excellent collaboration with Greek Football Federation president. If they wanted to fire me why should I resign"? Tsachilidis said.