A few minutes after formalizing the "divorce" with Panathinaikos Giannis Anastasiou thanked Giannis Alafouzos and said that Panathinaikos offered him a lot.
The former, now, manager of Panathinaikos noted in his statement: "I want to thank the President of Panathinaikos Mr. Alafouzos for the cooperation we had in these 2.5 years. It is a great honor for me to have served this club, who offered me a lot. I also thank everyone who worked with me, the players, the officials at the training center and also the people in the offices of the club and the fans of the Club too. I wish to Panathinaikos from the bottom of my heart, good luck and many successes. "