Manos Papadopoulos on Zeljko Obradovic and Sarunas Jasikevicius: “They will always be part of Panathinaikos family”

Zeljko Obradovic

Panathinaikos president, Manos Papadopoulos, referred to the club’s relationship with Zeljko Obradovic and Sarunas Jasikevicius.

Here is what the Greek executive said in an interview withe the Greek website

“I don’t want to say if there was an effort to bring Obradovic or Jasikevicius. What I can say is that some things can’t be done.

It’s not possible. You can try to do something, where there’s a contract with no opt-out clauses. If they were free agents, we would make our effort. But for those specific persons, the “effort” is something different.

We have such a great personal relationship, we always talk and we are friends. They belong and they will always be part of Panathinaikos family.

And I want to believe that both of them will return to Panathinaikos. I don’t know in what capacity. They are close to Panathinaikos, but the fans can’t ask for something that can’t be done.”