"Greek Police have wired legally many phone conversations of the people involved in suspicious cases, with Vangelis Marinakis among them. In one of those, the president of Olympiakos called Hellenic Football Federation's Head of Legal Department, Theodoros Kouridis, and asked him to change a previous decision and not punish Football League club Ethnikos Gazorou, in order to win a match.
The lawyer of HFF called him back a few hours later and told him that he submitted his request, I understand that this is clearly a case of match fixing and Olympiakos should had suffered relegation for that, end of story.
An important investigation about the criminal organization of greek football is close to be completed, I have no doubt that the Attorney, Stamatis Daskalopoulos, is a very honest and serious man. In less than a month he will pledge charges to the defendants and appoint the date of the trial to Appeals Court.
When this happens, after that kind of rapid progress, it will be impossible for a team involved in those legal cases to continue participating in european competitions. Olympiakos were a very strong side this season and won the title fair and square, not like the previous one.
They would had won it even without the help of the referees. At last season they stole it from us, Panathinaikos were the best team of Superleague. I think that our squads have no quality difference and, as president of this club, I tend to believe that we are slightly better", said the Greek businessman among other things.