Athens Kallithea FC appoint Alekos Vosniadis as manager

Athens Kallithea FC are pleased to announce that Alekos Vosniadis has been appointed as first team manager.

Vosniadis, 62, has won promotion to Super League 1 on three occasions with Apollon Smyrnis, Niki Volou, and Kerkyra. He most recently managed Apollon Smyrnis for part of the 2022/23 season, contributing to the club’s third-place finish.

Born in Thessaloniki, Vosniadis had a three-year tenure at local third division side Anagennisi Epanomi early into his managerial career, and he would lead Epanomi to promotion in the 2010/11 season, returning the club to the second division after a 29-year absence.

From Epanomi, Vosniadis moved to Apollon Smyrnis with immediate success, winning promotion to Super League 1 in the 2012/13 season. The following season, Vosniadis earned six points from his first seven matches in Super League 1 — good enough to be clear of the relegation zone — before the club decided to make a change on the bench, and they would later be relegated back to the second division.

In January 2014, Vosniadis took on Niki Volou midseason, and would help steer them to a second place finish and promotion to Super League 1, bringing the club back to the top flight for the first time in 48 years.

Vosniadis would return to Apollon midway through the 2014/15 season with the club in the second division, narrowly missing out on promotion while making a run to the semi-finals of the Greek Cup where they were eliminated by Olympiacos.

In the 2015/16 season, Vosniadis would achieve his third promotion to the top division, this time with island side Kerkyra, finishing second in the table and edging out his former club Apollon. He would later return to the club in the middle of the 2017/18 Super League 1 season, earning 15 points from 16 league matches.

Over the last five seasons from 2018/19 through 2022/23, Vosniadis has worked for Chania, Niki Volou, and Apollon in the second division, earning 52 wins and 33 draws from 116 league matches, equaling 1.63 points per match.

Last season, Vosniadis’ Apollon handed promotion winners Kifisia one of their two losses on the season.

Alekos Vosniadis is the father of AKFC goalkeeper Panos Vosniadis.

Welcome, Alekos.