"I had signed an 8-month contract with AEK and things were going well until December, January was fantastic with an excellent run of consecutive victories in Super League and Greek Cup. This created some pressure for the president of the club, in order to renew my contract, especially when we beat champions Olympiakos, which were invincibles until that match in February.
The president went crazy after that victory and had an extreme desire to extend my contract, our relationship radically changed and I finally decided to leave Greece. I told them the truth immediately, to make their plans ahead of next season without my presence, these things are happening in football.
I will not speak about what we said in our discussions, I can't say that the negotiation went well or not because they never made me a real offer. Working in Greece, you have to accept many things, nobody informed me that for more than 45 days everything I was saying in trainings was written in the Press.
This is happening to all the greek clubs, even at the national team, I had one hour to decide if I will stay or leave, everything took place in the same evening. I informed the president about my decision, he reacted angrily and terminated my contract. Thankfully, team's members and players stayed together and managed to win the Greek Cup", said the 48-year-old former international midfielder.