From tomorrow we will begin an exclusive, five-part deep dive into Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou's first spell in European football at Greek side Panachaiki.

Our Chief Sports Writer Matthew Lindsay has spent weeks piecing together the definitive story of the Australian title winner's formative and little-reported spell in Greek football.

In his definitive account, he details:

  • How Postecoglou felt he became “unemployable” in Australia after his team had failed to qualify for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada
  • Panachaiki supporters' scepticism that the little-known Greek-Australian coach could bring success to Patras after years of failure and disappointment when Postecoglou was appointed
  • The transformation in Panachaiki’s fortunes as they took Greek football by storm playing an attacking style of play with a new-look team
  • How the 2008 Greek Riots erupted at Panachaiki’s stadium and Postecoglou and his players had to be locked in the dressing room for safety as police fired tear gas on protesters
  • How Postecoglou single-handedly held the club together off the park and kept the team winning on it when a financial crisis saw players and staff go for months without being paid
  • His sensational walkout just as Panachaiki were on the brink of the Gamma Ethniki title and glory after a controversial new owner tried to interfere with his team selection and tactics

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