Papaioannou has invested millions of euros for this team. Imagine 7 years ago the team had fallen to the local Fthiotis divisions and there was no hope for reviving it.
He came as a saviour and invested his hot cash. Year after year and with the help of local investors(they could be more) accomplished to bring the team to higher divisions.
The end result was the advancement to the S.L two years ago,which was a dream for many Lamia fans for decades.
Nowadays the team has established themselves as a formidable opponent looking forward to representing Greece in Europe at some future date.
That is the main goal of Mr, Papaioannou a shrewd businessman with no particular affiliations in the Greek football world.
They truly love him in Lamia and have resorted in him to bring the club higher.
We hope his health holds as this is his only reason he might be resigning!
His plans and the plans of the local government are to built a modern stadium where the training facilities are located now. Moneys have been located for that reason.
He also has invested in the local crop of players forming a U15,U17 and U19 who participate in the national leagues.
Some of the local players have become professional lately and decorate the PAS Lamia roster.
The future is bright for the healthy club os PAS Lamia. Indeed!